April 28, 2009

First U.S. death from swine flu reported in Texas

The first fatality is a 23-month-old child, but no other details of the child's illness or death were immediately available. With the number of swine flu cases jumping in the U.S. from 45 to 64 on Tuesday, federal health officials had said it was only a matter of time before the highly contagious disease claimed its first American fatality.

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