Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Mystery illness claims 4 lives in Montgomery County - Texas

By Carol Christian | December 17, 2013
Four of eight patients admitted recently to Montgomery County hospitals have died of a mysterious flu-like illness, officials said.
The patients, ranging in age from 41 to 68, were admitted to the hospital with flu symptoms, but tests for influenza were negative, said Jennifer Nichols-Contella, spokeswoman for the Montgomery County Public Health District.
"We're monitoring the situation and waiting on further lab results," Nichols-Contella said Tuesday.
No details were available Tuesday on the dates of the deaths or hospitalizations, she said.

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