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First US Death from Swine Flu in Texas

HOUSTON (AP) - Texas' health officials say a Mexican toddler who is the first confirmed U.S. death from swine flu arrived in Texas from Mexico on April 4 and developed flu symptoms four days later.    

The Texas Department of State Health Services said Wednesday the Mexico City boy had underlying health problems when he traveled to Brownsville Texas to visit relatives.

He was admitted to a Houston hospital a few days after developing a fever and other flu symptoms and died on Monday night.    

The boy was about 2 years old. Houston officials said he was 23 months old, but state officials said he was 22 months old and could not immediately explain the discrepancy.    

The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the death earlier Wednesday.

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