US resident dies of swine flu in Texas

May 5, 2009 3:00:31 PM PDT
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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