Texas confirms first flu death of US resident

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Posted on August 15, 2009 at 6:42 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 13 at 2:16 PM

McALLEN, Texas (AP) -- Texas health officials have confirmed the first death of a United States resident with swine flu.

Few details have been released, but officials say the flu victim was a woman who lived in Cameron County, along the U.S.-Mexico border, and had other, chronic health problems.

The Texas Department of State Health Services said Tuesday that she died earlier this week.

Last week, a boy from Mexico City died at a Houston hospital, marking the first swine flu death in the United States.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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