Health officials have confirmed that two Gregg County residents have died from the H1N1 virus, which was just confirmed as one of the "mystery illnesses" in Montgomery County, near Houston.
Starting Thursday, physicians are being advised to give their patients Tamiflu if they are showing flu-like symptoms. The good news is that the H1N1 virus is included in this year's flu shot, but so far, it looks like those who have died from the virus have not had the vaccination.
David and Jeri Chapman are mourning the loss of their 37-year-old son Jeremy Chapman who lost his life to H1N1 earlier this week.
They said their son had a great sense of humor and was a wonderful father to his 9-year-old son, Cameron.
"They were just very, very close. There was just such a strong bond there ever since Cameron was born, there was such a strong bond. He was just a great dad," Jeremy's mother, Jeri said.