Montgomery County Resident Dies from West Nile

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West Nile has hit home in Montgomery County, as the state is confirming the death of one of the area's West Nile patients.

No details are known about the patient, but it was one of three confirmed human West Nile cases in Montgomery County. Two of the confirmed patients were from The Woodlands, while another lived in the southern portion of the county, east of I-45.

County health officials were under the impression that all three patients had been released from the hospital, although the environmental health services director says he understood one patient would have lasting affects from a severe case of the disease.

In order to help prevent the disease, use bug spray that is labelled to contain DEET, wear long sleeves and pants when at all possible, clear all standing water, and avoid being outside at dusk and dawn.