Child in Texas Is 1st US Swine Flu Death

Fatality is first outside Mexico since outbreak began
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 29, 2009 5:58 AM CDT
Workers disinfect a classroom at Byron P. Steele High School in Cibolo, Texas, Monday, April 27, 2009.   (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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(Newser) – A 23-month-old child in Texas has become the first person in the US to die of swine flu, a government official said today. The death of the boy, who traveled from Mexico to seek medical treatment, is the first to take place outside Mexico, where the outbreak began, Reuters reports. The US has confirmed 65 cases of swine flu, but almost all have been mild.