2nd case of West Nile Virus reported in Angelina Co.

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A second case of West Nile Virus has been reported in Angelina County.

A state report released Thursday shows a second person 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.

Huntington resident David Jones said it was his wife, Diane, who was the first in the county to contract the illness. He said in a phone interview Thursday that she is still having issues with her motor skills and is still in the hospital.

A case was reported in Nacogdoches County last week.

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