Texas reports second U.S. A/H1N1 flu death
The U.S. state of Texas on Tuesday reported the second human A/H1N1 flu death in the state, which is also the second death in the United States.
Few details have been released but the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) said in a brief statement that a woman, who died from the disease earlier this week, was a Texas resident living in Cameron County, along the U.S.-Mexico border.
The women had chronic underlying health conditions, the statement said.
The women is the first H1N1 flu death of a Texas resident and the second death in the U.S. A Mexican toddler who was visiting relatives died from the disease last week in Houston.
The number of confirmed H1N1 flu cases in the U.S. is now over 400, with hundreds more probable cases, according to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
New York had 90 confirmed cases, followed by California, with 69 cases, local media said.
As of Tuesday, Texas had 61 confirmed cases of H1N1 flu, 60 of them are Texas residents, according to the DSHS statement.
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