Longview West Nile Case Confirmed

The first human case of West Nile virus in East Texas has been confirmed. Five weeks ago, the City of Longview notified the public, that a man living in the southeast area of the city had shown symptoms of the virus. Test results came back Friday confirming he did have West Nile.

Health officials say there is no cause for alarm. The man who tested positive for the virus has recovered and was released from the hospital.