First Confirmed U.S. Death From Swine Flu Is Visiting Mexican Boy

Jon is a staff writer for Science.

The Houston Department of Health and Human Services says a 23-month-old child from Texas died Monday night from swine flu. The child had recently traveled with family members to Mexico. The HDHHS press conference on the issue is taking place right now.

Update: The boy is from Mexico and was visiting relatives in Texas. He had been ill since 8 April and had underlying health problems.

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