Swine flu deaths in Texas total 5

May 29, 2009 2:12:35 PM PDT
Health officials in El Paso are reporting that a pregnant woman and man who died earlier this month both had swine flu. [SWINE FLU: Symptoms, questions and answers and more]
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State health officials said Friday the deaths bring the number of swine flu victims in Texas to five.

The El Paso Department of Public Health announced that laboratory tests confirmed the virus in a 24-year-old woman and 42-year-old man who died at a local hospital.

The Department of State Health Services is reporting more than 1,400 cases of the virus in Texas.

El Paso County has been among the hardest hit in the state, with more than 150 probable and confirmed cases.

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