New Delhi: A 23 month old baby in Texas, southern US is the first to die from swine flu outside of Mexico.
On a day that Germany became the eighth country to confirm cases of the spreading epidemic.
Swine flu has now reached the UK, Canada, Spain, New Zealand and Israel.
The country with the most deaths, Mexico is investigating the estimated 159 deaths and suspected 1600 cases of the virulent disease.
Six EU states are monitoring patients who could have the virus. Other nations also on alert and in checking mode are Australia, South Korea and Peru.
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