POSTED: Monday, October 8, 2012 - 11:33am
UPDATED: Monday, October 8, 2012 - 11:44am
Longview, TX — They were healthy and athletic East Texas adults, not at all the profile health officials said are most at risk from West Nile virus.
But that was before both were bitten by mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus. And what happened in both cases illustrates how difficult it can be to diagnose the illness and the long-lasting effects it can have on those who contract it.
Though health officials warn the virus is most dangerous to children, the elderly and those with underlying medical conditions, Steven Self and Chelsy McCormick fit neither of those categories.
But they are among the faces of the illness that, this year, has stricken more than 1,550 Texans and killed more than 70
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