Texas Confirms First Flu Death of US Resident

May 5, 2009 - 5:07 PM
Texas health officials have confirmed the first death of a United States resident with swine flu.
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.