Mystery illness claims 4 lives in Montgomery County
<!-- end of belo media div -->by Drew Karedes / KHOU 11 News
Posted on December 16, 2013 at 10:22 PM
Updated yesterday at 10:40 PM
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas -- Officials with the Montgomery County Health Department are on a mission to find out more about a mystery flu-like illness.
So far, half of the people who have come down with it have died.
According to the health department, all of the patients have had flu-like and/or pneumonia like symptoms. However, all of them have tested negative for the flu.
There have been eight confirmed patients ranging in age from 41 to 68. Four of those patients have died.
Sources told KHOU that two of the surviving patients are being treated at Conroe Regional Medical Center and are “very sick”.