Swine flu cases climb among US soldiers in Iraq

By CHELSEA J. CARTER (AP) BAGHDAD — The number of American troops in Iraq diagnosed with swine flu has climbed to 67, making U.S. soldiers the largest group in the country to come down with the potentially deadly virus, Iraqi health officials said Wednesday.The figures were released by the Iraqi health ministry as it detailed steps being taken to control the spread of the virus, which last week claimed its first fatality in the southern holy city of Najaf. A 21-year-old Iraqi woman, who had visited the citys Shiite shrines, later died of the disease.

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