Mexican Boy Visiting Texas 1st U.S. Swine Flu Death

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

HOUSTON (AP) - Officials say the first confirmed death in the U.S. from swine flu was a 23-month-old Mexican child who died in Houston.

Kathy Barton, a spokeswoman for the Houston Health and Human Services Department, said Wednesday that the child had traveled with family from Mexico to Brownsville in South Texas. The child became ill in Brownsville and was taken to a Houston hospital and died Monday night, she said.

The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the death earlier Wednesday.

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