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St. Luke's H1N1 flu test is negative

CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) - Sarah Corrizzo with St. Luke's Hospital confirmed that the tests done on one patient came back negative. That person does not have the H1N1 flu.

The Center for Disease Control is advising Americans to avoid nonessential travel to Mexico.

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said two people are hospitalized with suspected H1N1 flu.

City Health Commissioner Thomas Frieden also said Tuesday that "many hundreds" of schoolchildren are sick with suspected cases of H1N1 flu.

Bloomberg said the hospitalizations are separate from the outbreak at a private school in Queens.

If they are found to be H1N1 flu they would be the first in the U.S. connected to the outbreak.

The mayor said the hospitalized are a child in the Bronx and an adult in Brooklyn.

The U.S. has more than 60 reported cases of swine flu, mostly in New York City. The sickness has killed dozens in Mexico.

Online Executive Producer Nate Leding

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