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Texas officials report swine flu death

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CORPUS CHRISTI, TX (AP) - Nueces County officials say a Corpus Christi man has died from the swine flu.

The unidentified 33-year-old man died May 5 or May 6 after getting sick earlier in the month, said Dr. William Burgin Jr., the medical authority for the Corpus Christi-Nueces County Health District. He says the man had multiple medical conditions, including heart problems, that made it more difficult for him to survive any viral illness.

Burgin says the man, a single parent, had three children and that only one of the kids got sick. The child was treated with Tamiflu and is now doing better.

Burgin says Nueces County health officials got confirmation Friday morning the man had died from swine flu.

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