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Second swine flu case confirmed in Ky.

One of Kentucky's five probable swine flu cases has been confirmed as actual swine flu, state health officials said Tuesday.

Officials initially reported the Daviess County man's case as probable swine flu last weekend. Further testing by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the diagnosis.

The young man is receiving anti-viral drugs and is doing well, state health officials said.

He is the state's second confirmed case of H1N1 swine flu, the other being a woman from the Bowling Green area who was hospitalized in Georgia after becoming ill on a trip.

No new flu cases were reported in Kentucky Tuesday.

Kentucky health officials are still awaiting confirmation on four other probable cases: a Fayette County man; an infant in Western Kentucky, a toddler in Hardin County, and a child in Montgomery County.

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