HOUSTON CO., AL (WSFA)- A mysterious illness is spreading in southeast Alabama. Soon, doctors hope they'll know more about the disease.
State health department officials says two people have died and five are in the hospital in connection this unknown respiratory illness.
Alabama Department of Public Health spokeswoman Dr. Mary McIntyre says those admitted for treatment suffered from fever, cough and shortness of breath.
"We are running a multiple panel test that actually looks for viruses and bacteria so we can try to make sure we're not dealing with anything unusual," Dr. McIntyre said.