Officals weigh in with good news as people worry over H1N1

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Good news about swine flu in the Valley

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PHOENIX - The latest official update from the state health department concerning the swine flu was good news.

County and state health officials are keeping a close eye on the flu numbers and they like what they see.

It was revealed Friday that the four kids in Arizona that have been diagnosed with the H1N1 virus have no links to any traveling.

This means that the so called 'swine flu' may have already come to Arizona; but people just did not know it.

Some health officials say that the H1N1 virus has been acting more like a seasonal flu, and that it may have been 'bouncing' around between people for a while.

Despite this, people are still packing local emergency rooms.

Hospitals have reported an increase in volume, and one spokesperson said that most patients are not actually ill.

So, health officials are advising that unless a trip to the hospital would have been necessary before all the swine flu news broke, it might be a better idea to just stay home.

Valley businesses and schools are still taking precautions.

A Tempe health school is closing its doors for a while because of the bug.

The Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine will stay closed until the state says it is okay for them to reopen.

The school says there is no reason to risk exposing students, faculty or guests to the virus.

Tempe-based US Airways is cutting back on its flights to Mexico, at least for the next month or so.

Between May 10th and June 1st, the airline is cutting 38% of its flights to Mexico.

Demand has dropped off because of the flu outbreak.

The airline says it will contact all passengers booked on the cut flights.