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Results may be out today if H1N1 flu is leveling off

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Results may be out today if H1N1 flu is leveling off
Ellsworth Wisconsin 126 S. Chestnut St. 54011

We could find out today if Wisconsin's latest flu bug is leveling off.

As of Friday, state officials have confirmed 298 cases of the H1N1 virus, about 60 more than the previous day.

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The numbers rose faster after state labs started doing their own tests, instead of sending samples to national health officials in Atlanta.

Milwaukee County continues to have more than half the state's cases of swine flu, 159 as of Friday.

Meanwhile, companies that make hygiene products have had a booming business lately.

Kimberly-Clark, which employs 4,000 people in the Fox Valley, has been selling more face masks, especially to health care providers.

David Dickson says retail stores are also selling the Kimberly-Clark N-95 mask respirator, which is said to be effective in grabbing airborne diseases.

Companies have also had higher sales of latex gloves, hand sanitizers and anti-bacterial soaps.

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