HOUSTON (April 29, 2009)-The state's health officials say the first confirmed swine flu death in the U.S. was a toddler from Mexico City who died in Houston.
The Texas Department says the boy had underlying health problems when he traveled to Texas on April 4.
He was visiting relatives in Brownsville when he developed a fever and other flu symptoms on April 8.
Days later, the toddler was admitted to a Brownsville hospital and then later transferred to a hospital in Houston, where local officials said he died Monday night.
The boy was about 2 years old, officials said.
The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the death early Wednesday morning.
*He was from mexico, had underlying problems, and was sick for DAYS before going to hospital. When someone else dies from the US who did take all the precautions then I will really start worrying. But so far no one has died from here.
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Answer by Anonymous at 9:42 AM on Apr. 30, 2009
Over 90 die from the flu each day in the US each year. More than 200,000 are hospitalized and millions get it every year. This is not making me panic. The media and our current administration is making it worse by how they are handling it I believe. Wash your hands and seek medical treatment if necessary. Stay home if you are sick. Common sense goes a long way when it comes to the flu. The 90 people that will die today from the regular flu would have loved preferred the jerk that got them sick had stayed home.
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