Swine Flu Confirmed in All 16 Maine Counties 

Maine’s public health director says swine flu’s been confirmed in all 16 of the state’s counties and vaccination clinics are continuing in scores of schools. Dora Anne Mills of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention said in her weekly H1N1 update Thursday that there is no part of Maine that’s unaffected by the disease. Mills also said at least 25 schools across the state are reporting absentee rates of 15 percent or more due to swine flu. Several Mainers have also been hospitalized with swine flu. Mills said the state continues to see H1N1 vaccines trickling into the state. She says that by Friday, the state will have received 139,000 doses of swine flu vaccine. That’s enough for only one in five people in high priority groups.