- The Washington Times - Tuesday, May 5, 2009

UPDATED:

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

Few details were immediately released. But health officials say the patient, who died earlier this week, was a woman in her 30s who lived in Cameron County, along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Carrie Williams, spokeswoman with the Texas Department of State Health Services, said Tuesday the woman had other, chronic health problems, but didn’t offer specifics.

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

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