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An analysis of swine flu cases reported to health care institutions shows that patients in their early teens have been catching the virus in increasing numbers since schools and nurseries reopened after the summer break, a government institute said Tuesday.

A researcher at the National Institute of Infectious Diseases said the H1N1 virus may be in the initial stage of a domestic outbreak, citing patterns for seasonal influenzas that typically hit specific regions and age groups in the early stage.

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