29 Jun 2009

American Samoans urged not to panic after 8 swine flu victims confirmed

3:28 pm on 29 June 2009

American Samoa Governor Togiola Tulafono is urging local residents not to panic over the 8 confirmed cases of swine flu.

The main hospital sent off to Honolulu 42 specimens with 8 coming back positive.

Togiola says all are local residents and are in a stable condition.

He says health staff are stepping up their public awareness campaign through the media.