Texas reports 3rd swine flu death

May 15, 2009 10:12:44 AM PDT
Texas health officials have say a 33-year-old Corpus Christi man died earlier this month of swine flu. Corpus Christi-Nueces County Health District's Dr. William Burgin Jr. said Friday that the man died May 5 or May 6 after becoming sick a few days earlier. He says the man preexisting medical conditions, including heart problems, that made it more difficult for him to survive any viral illness.

Burgin did not identify the man but said he was a single parent of three children. He says one of the children contracted swine flu but was treated and is recovering.

Burgin says county health officials received confirmation Friday morning that the man had died of swine flu.

The death is the third from swine flu in Texas.

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