Mexican officials have reported the first confirmed fatality of Swine Flu: a 39-year-old woman from Veracruz who worked as a door-to-door census-taker and may have had contact with scores of people. Maria Adela Gutierrez died April 13 in the southern city of Oaxaca, capital of the state of the same name.
Gutierrez was a door-to-door census-taker for the tax board, meaning she could have had contact with scores of people at her most contagious point, before being hospitalized. But Martin Vazquez Villanueva, the regional health secretary in Oaxaca, denied local news reports that said she had infected 20 people, as well as her husband and children.
You can read more in the Los Angeles Times at http://www.latimes.com/features/health/la-fg-mexico-flu28-2009apr28,0,1701782.story.