Los Angeles - Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said Monday that California was fully prepared to deal with the outbreak of swine flu, while a health official said the number of cases in the state could jump from seven to 15. Some 40 cases have so far been confirmed in the United States - 28 of them in New York. The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, confirmed seven cases in California.
"Our state agencies have taken several critical steps," Schwarzenegger said. "We have experts deployed and are tracking patients statewide. The bottom line is that we are prepared."