A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect until midnight for Lee County. Strong thunderstorms will continue to be possible, across the Brazos Valley, this evening. Winds in excess of 40-60mph are the main concern, within the strongest activity.Heavy rainfall between 1" and 3" has the potential to cause localized flash flooding in a few locations.
HOUSTON -- A Houston-area teen stricken with rabies died Friday afternoon.
The Humble High School sophomore had been in critical condition at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston after showing symptoms last week.
Doctors had been using an experimental treatment -- a combination of sedatives and antiviral drugs. The treatment is credited with making a Wisconsin girl the first unvaccinated human on record to survive rabies.
Rabies is almost always fatal in humans once symptoms occur.
Doctors suspect the boy was infected several weeks ago when a
bat flew into his open bedroom window and bit him as he slept. Health experts say bats' teeth are so small and sharp, a person could be bitten and not realize it. They urge anyone who comes in physical contact with a bat to seek medical attention immediately.