Possible West Nile Virus Case in Longview

A 63 year old Longview man with viral encephalitis also has symptoms of West Nile... But it has not been confirmed he has the virus. The man is from the northeast part of Longview. He was in the hospital but has been released and is doing well. His blood samples have been sent to the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta to find out for sure if he has West Nile virus. Results should be back in two weeks. The possible diagnosis has city officials stepping up their mosquito spraying program. They will immediately start spraying the city and surrounding neighborhoods until further notice... Particularly paying attention to where dead crows and blue jays have been found.