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Utah tribes receive money for swine flu campaign


Tribes in Utah are receiving money from the state to prepare for the H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu.

The tribes have already received $10,000 each to pay for planning. Additional money will enable them to pay for a vaccination campaign at tribal clinics.

"We had to really....push a lot for the tribal governments to be included in the governor's state plan, specifically and separately," Robin Troxell, the health director for the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation, told The Salt Lake Tribune.

According to the paper, 71 cases of swine flu have been reported on the Navajo Nation, whose reservation spans Utah, New Mexico and Arizona.

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Utah's tribes will get grant money for new flu (The Salt Lake Tribune 9/4)

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