Israeli swine flu cases reach 33


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Several new cases of swine flu have been diagnosed in Israel, bringing the total of cases in the country so far to 33.

Of seven cases confirmed Monday, one was an Israeli who caught the disease from a friend and two others contracted the virus on a recent trip to the United States.

Four cases were confirmed Friday and Saturday, including two women in their 60s and two people in their 20s. The four people had all recently returned from visiting the United States.

In addition, three new cases were diagnosed on Sunday. One of the infected, a 25-year-old man, refused to be hospitalized and was ordered to remain at home. 

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