Marianas Islands

The Islands of Guam report their first swine flu related death. Guam's Department of Public Health and Social Services said the island already had sixteen confirmed cases, two if which were from the Marianas. Country officials warned the public to take greater precautions in traveling.

One of the first deaths of the H1N1 virus was in a sixteen-year-old Japanese boy, he initially showed signs of the swine flu after his return to Guam from Saipan.

The cases that have been plagued with the swine flu all have no history of travel, so the origin of their virus is still unknown.

The Governor of Guam has sent his condolences to the family of the individual who died, but he also wanted to reassure the community that the government is working closely with the Department of Public Health of Social Services to monitor the progression of the virus.