U.S. has 109 confirmed swine flu cases: CDC

WASHINGTON Thu Apr 30, 2009 4:32pm EDT

1 of 4. A man arriving from Honduras waits for a shuttle bus at DFW airport in Fort Worth, Texas April 30, 2009.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. officials said on Thursday the national total of confirmed H1N1 swine flu cases had risen to 109, but that the country had still only recorded one fatality in the outbreak.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on its website that New York was lead the case tally with 50, while Texas reported 26 and California 14. South Carolina had confirmed 10 new cases, it said.

The CDC said on Wednesday that a 22-month old Mexican boy who died of swine flu in Texas was the only U.S. fatality so far, the only person outside of Mexico to die in the outbreak.

(Reporting by Andrew Quinn, editing by Jackie Frank)

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