Deaths linked to swine flu hit 108 worldwide

May 28, 2009

(AP) -- A fourth person in Arizona and six more in Mexico have died from complications of swine flu - pushing the world's death toll to 108.

Arizona Department of Health Services spokeswoman Laura Oxley confirmed on Wednesday the death of a girl from Pima County. The county did not give her age but said the child was not yet in her teens.

Illinois officials also announced a swine flu-related death Wednesday of a woman from Cook County. They said the woman had other medical problems that might have made her illness more severe.

In Mexico the Health Department says the has largely subsided, but the confirmed toll has been rising as scientists test a backlog from patients.

The deaths reported Wednesday pushed the total number of fatalities linked to the virus to 16 in the U.S., 89 in Mexico, two in Canada and one in Costa Rica.

The virus has sickened more than 13,000 people.

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