Child who died from swine flu identified

May 1, 2009 7:38:22 AM PDT
The family of a Mexico City toddler who became the first swine flu death in the United States have returned home with the child's cremated remains. [SWINE FLU: Symptoms, questions and answers and more]
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Greg Compean of Compean Funeral Home in Houston identified the child who died Monday at a Houston hospital as Miguel Tejada Vazquez. He says the birth date the family provided for the child placed his age at 21 months. Federal, state and city officials had given the age as 22 and 23 months.

Compean tells the San Antonio Express-News for a story in Friday's editions that Miguel was the youngest of six children of the large, "well-to-do" family of a Mexico City architect. He says Miguel, his mother and two brothers were visiting a family friend in Brownsville when he became ill April 6, the day after a visit to Houston.

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