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A Texas woman who had swine flu has died, officials said Tuesday, marking the second death in the United States linked to the virus and the first of a U.S. resident.

The news came as officials in the United States and Mexico, where the outbreak of the H1N1 virus started, were voicing hope that the worst of the new flu strain may be over.

The woman, who died earlier this week, was from Cameron County on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico. The Texas Department of State Health Services said the woman had "chronic underlying health conditions," but did not provide more details. Read full article »

CNN's Barbara Starr and Mike Mount contributed to this story.

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