The number of confirmed swine flu cases in the United States has risen to 91 and is spread across 10 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says . A school in the Chicago area has closed due to a suspected case.
The first US death due to the Swine flu has been reported in Texas. The victim was about 2 years old. He came from Mexico to visit with relatives. Now there is a 23 year old child and also a mother who is critical.
At least six of the confirmed swine flu cases in the United States have been reported in Texas, according to the CDC. The only other confirmed swine flu deaths have been seven in Mexico, out of more than 112 confirmed swine flu cases worldwide. On the other hand, Mexican health officials suspect the swine flu outbreak has caused at least 159 deaths and roughly 2,500 illnesses.
In the US, 45 in New York, 11 in California, six in Texas, two in Kansas and one each in Indiana and Ohio, but cities and states suspected more. In New York, the city’s health commissioner said “many hundreds” of schoolchildren were ill at a school where some students had confirmed cases.
The CDC Latest:
States # of laboratory confirmed cases Deaths
New York City 51 (wow!)
See: World Health Organization(As of April 29, 2009, 11:00 AM ET)