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Official: First U.S. Swine Flu Death Confirmed in Texas
WASHINGTON — The first U.S. death from swine flu has been confirmed — a 23-month-old child in Texas — amid increasing global anxiety over a health menace that authorities around the world are struggling to contain.
The flu death was confirmed Wednesday by Dr. Richard Besser, acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In a cable news interview, he gave no other details about the child.
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Developments on swine flu worldwide
By The Associated Press – 24 minutes ago
Key developments on swine flu outbreaks, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization, and government officials:
_Deaths: 159 in Mexico, seven confirmed as swine flu and rest suspected. One confirmed in the U.S., a 23-month-old Texas child.
_Sickened: 2,498 suspected and 19 confirmed in Mexico. Confirmed elsewhere: 66 in U.S.; 13 in Canada; 14 in New Zealand; five in Britain; three in Germany; four in Spain; two in Israel; and one in Austria.
_Confirmed U.S. cases by state: 45 in New York, 11 in California, six in Texas, two in Kansas and one each in Indiana and Ohio, according to CDC and states.
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Swine flu: Doctors' diary
Guadalupe and Arturo are doctors working in the Mexico City area. Guadalupe works in the echocardiography team and her husband works in the emergency services.
They are writing a diary about their experiences with swine flu and how it affects the health community.
Originally posted by Bombeni
Didn't anyone else hear that the vaccine they are working on may be mandatory?
I heard two different news broadcasters ask their guest about it being mandatory. I have never heard of a mandatory medical treatment in my life.