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H1N1 Cases In TN Reach 84

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(AP) NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Health officials said the number of confirmed cases of the H1N1 virus in Tennessee has increased to 84.

Tennessee medical epidemiologist Dr. Tim Jones said Monday the prognosis with H1N1 is not any worse than with regular seasonal flu, and the long-term outlook on the health status of Tennessee patients is good.

There are 42 confirmed cases in Davidson County, 13 in Williamson County and 15 in Knox County. Blount, Bradley, Maury, Montgomery, Shelby and Sullivan counties each have four or fewer cases of H1N1.

The state laboratory is assisting Texas and Arkansas public health authorities with testing specimens.

State health department spokeswoman Andrea Turner said Tennessee has tested 314 samples from Texas and 390 from Arkansas.

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