The number of confirmed human swine flu cases in the United States has risen to 109, including a Mexican toddler who became the first fatality from swine flu in the country, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported on Thursday.
According to data posted on the CDC's website, the states with confirmed cases are Arizona, California, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New York City, Ohio, South Carolina and Texas. South Carolina had confirmed 10 new cases, the CDC said.
A 23-month old Mexican child in Texas has died of swine flu in the United States, the CDC said on Wednesday. The child is the first person to die of swine flu outside of Mexico, where the virus was believed to have caused more than 159 deaths and roughly 2,500 illnesses.