The First U.S. Death From H1N1 Virus (Swine Flu)…Right Here In Texas.

houstonskyline26163325_stdUpon waking up this morning and turning on CNN’s morning fix I heard the sad news of a child’s death here in Texas.  This is the first U.S. death being attributed to the H1N1 Virus, widely known as the swine flu.  Reports are saying that a 23 month old child died in Houston Texas due to this virus.  However further reports are saying that the child is actually from Mexico and was taken to Houston, Texas for treatment where he later died.  The child allegedly died on Monday.

My prayers and condolences go out to the family of this child.

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10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. thefirminc
    Apr 29, 2009 @ 07:57:23

    Thats very sad no matter where the baby comes from. This swine flu is very scary.

  2. Sharon
    Apr 29, 2009 @ 08:05:36

    Very sad. I was really sad to hear this on the news today. Hopefully, this thing gets controlled before any more children die.

  3. Melanie
    Apr 29, 2009 @ 08:57:11

    This is so, so sad- whether the child was from the US or Mexico my heart is breaking for that family. I am now in an official panic over this flu, with several suspected cases very close to home.

  4. Mema
    Apr 30, 2009 @ 09:21:41

    It is sad that the baby died. I do however take issue with the media using the death of that child to try to create a panic, or sensational type atmosphere in America. America has the best medical services, although overly expensive; and most of us are already germ-phobic. That’s why the sale of sanitizers and soaps are so good in this country.
    So what’s my point? The media is trying to create news by causing an alarm and trying to trip people up in interviews, like Matt Lauer did to vice president Biden.
    Tactics like that do not help, only hurt an already tense situation.

  5. VAgirl
    May 05, 2009 @ 14:12:50

    Honestly I think people are making too big a deal out of this. Thousands of people die from the flu virus each year. Yes there is a vaccination but if you do get it you have to let it run it’s course because it is a virus. That said I feel the media is making way to big a deal about this and getting people to overreact. Everyone else who has come down with the Swine Flu has survived. I’m not about to start to worry just yet.

  6. edson
    May 12, 2009 @ 08:29:14

    It is too bad for americans, the fact that the first death by swine flu, ocurred in dallas texas. From now ahead, we have to think in a different way, I mean, the wold today is like a big family and we have to care of all members.

  7. walaa
    Jul 23, 2009 @ 18:26:32

    that is so so so sad for us and all americans

  8. Cortlan Wickliff
    Jul 27, 2009 @ 14:25:37

    Just throwing this out there for you. I am near 100% sure that you have a picture of Austin, Texas with “Houston” written accross it. Houston Downtown has buildings with 80+ floors; Austin downtown is about the size of Houston’s Medical Center. Also, another dead giveaway (for peopel not from texas) is that Houston does not have any major water fronts within 30 miles of downtown. Anybody from Austin will recognize those buildings and I think I might even know the spot this picture was taken from, but definetely anyone from Houston will be able to tell you that this is not the Houston Skyline. Though, this is a very pretty picture of Austin downtown.

  9. Jess Catani
    Oct 19, 2009 @ 13:22:15

    That is not a picture of Houston. It is a picture of Austin.

  10. anna
    Nov 17, 2009 @ 15:25:17

    i love my home town houston texas who dnt ove houston tha is a good town to stay in and chill in and start a family in this is my town….

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