Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo goes to ER due to ‘rising fever, pain and dehydration’

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HOUSTON – Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo said Tuesday that she’d gone to the emergency room for illness on Monday.

“I had to cut yesterday short to visit the ER due to a rising fever, pain & dehydration,” Hidalgo wrote on her official Twitter account. “Per doctor’s orders I’m recuperating at home for a couple of days and will need to go back to the doctor for follow-up. Look forward to returning to work & the campaign trail later this week!”

There’s no additional word on what led to the 31-year-old’s emergency room visit. KPRC 2 will share any updates as they become available.


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