West Nile Virus case reported in Nacogdoches Co.

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - A second case of West Nile Virus in Deep East Texas has been reported, this time in Nacogdoches County.

A state report released Tuesday shows someone has contracted West Nile neuro-invasive disease, a life-threatening illness that can cause neck stiffness, stupor, disorientation, coma, tremors, convulsions, muscle weakness and paralysis, according to the state website.

A confirmed case in Angelina County has not yet been reported by the state. But officials at CHI-St. Luke's in Lufkin have confirmed the case.

Huntington resident David Jones said it was his wife, Diane, who contracted the illness.

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