Wednesday, April 29, 2009

First Swine Flu Death in the United States Reported


The first reported death by Swine Flu outside of Mexico has been reported.
A baby in Texas has died of the H1N1 flu strain, the first confirmed death outside Mexico from a virus which health officials fear could cause a pandemic as it spread to two more countries in Europe.

Nearly a week after the threat emerged in Mexico, where up to 159 people have died, a U.S. official said on Wednesday a 23-month-old had died in the state bordering Mexico. A health official said the baby was Mexican and was in the United States for medical treatment.

Richard Besser, acting head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said he expected more bad news even though most of the 65 U.S. cases of swine flu were mild.

"We're going to find more cases. We're going to find more severe cases and I expect that we'll continue to see additional deaths," he said.
Since this child was transported north from Mexico, one wonders how many other people have come to the United States for medical care.

And, with the Obama Administration's refusal to close the border with Mexico will Swine Flu spread throughout the United States?

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