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    BREAKING NEWS - 2:22 p.m. - Guam officials confirm first swine flu death on island
    Pacific Daily News • July 20, 2009

    Guam health officials minutes ago confirmed that a 26-year-old woman is the island’s first death related to the H1N1 flu virus.

    The woman had underlying medical complications and died of pneumonia, officials said.

    Officials also yesterday said Guam now has 16 confirmed swine flu cases.

    The 15 are recovering, they said.

    This story is developing.

    Guam's first local case was announced June 26.

    Local health officials have said those affected have recovered or are recovering.

    A press conference is being held this hour at the Department of Public Health and Social Services in Mangilao.

    The pandemic flu has been reported in more than 70 countries and killed more than 400 people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. The majority of those deaths have occurred in the United States — 263 as of July 17, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
    "I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much." - Mother Teresa of Calcutta

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    Guam reports first swine-flu death
    Updated at 1:30 p.m., Monday, July 20, 2009

    Advertiser Staff

    HAGATNA, Guam ? Health officials on Guam report the U.S. territory has recorded its first death related to swine flu.

    Dr. Annakutty Mathew is the medical director of the Department of Public Health and Social Services.

    She said Monday that the 26-year-old woman had underlying medical conditions that placed her at higher risk of developing complications.

    Mathew says the woman died July 11 of pneumonia, which was a complication of the swine flu infection.

    Gerino Taliman says his wife, Vanisse Flores Taliman, died at Guam Memorial Hospital three days after she was brought to the emergency room.

    The death was one of six new cases of the disease reported by health officials, raising Guam's total to 16.

    Guam is located about 3,700 miles southwest of Hawaii.