Swine Flu in the NYC Area

Passengers from an international flight are pictured on a thermal scanner monitor as they have their temperatures checked upon arrival at the Sukarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta on April 28, 2009 as the region steps up its checks on travellers due to the outbreak of swine flu in Mexico.  Indonesia suspended pork imports and increased body-temperature scanners at airports as senior officials tried to calm fears that swine flu had spread to the country.   (BAY ISMOYO/AFP/Getty Images)

Passengers from an international flight are pictured on a thermal scanner monitor as they have their temperatures checked upon arrival at the Sukarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta on April 28, 2009 (BAY ISMOYO/AFP/Getty Images)

Local officials say there will be more updates on the swine flu outbreak today. The New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Richard Daines will hold a press conference later this morning, and his New York City counterpart this afternoon. So far, all the cases -- 28 confirmed by medical testing, 17 listed as 'probable' -- have been linked to St. Francis Preparatory School in Queens.

Yesterday, city officials said other cases are being investigated, but they refused to say how many or where they were. They also said federal authorities are shipping 'thousands' of additional doses of Tamiflu to New York City to 'pre-position' a stockpile in case the outbreak spreads. Tamiflu is one of the only medications considered effective against the H1N1 strain of swine flu.