Mysterious Illness Hospitalizes Kilgore man

Some tense moments Friday as fire and decontamination units rolled up to a Longview business where a man was suffering from a mysterious illness. Emergency units came to a business on Cotton Street around noon where a 37 year old man had suffered breathing problems and weakness for unknown reasons.

The victim was rushed to the hospital, and three employees of the business plus 2 EMT's were decontaminated and hospitalized as well for coming into contact with the man. The victims roommate was also hospitalized with the mysterious illness.

Airing on the side of caution, emergency crews were on the scene to keep anyone else from possible becoming contaminated. He is in serious condition at Good Shepherd Medical center.