Officials say Atlantan had West Nile

ATLANTA - Health officials say an Atlanta man became the first person in the state to contract West Nile virus.

Officials declined to identify the 58-year-old man, who sought help in late August and returned to his home earlier this week.

April Majors, public affairs officer for the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness, said physicians caught the illness in time, adding, 'He's recovered. He's doing fine.'

By this time last year, Fulton County had reported nine cases of West Nile and the state 52 with one

fatality.

Zoo celebrates 2nd birthday of panda cub

ATLANTA - Zoo Atlanta is celebrating the second birthday of giant panda cub Mei Lan.

The zoo planned giveaways and lectures by zookeepers Saturday to honor the growing cub. Mei Lan was the first panda cub born at the zoo and the only born at a U.S. zoo in 2006.

Her birthday comes just a week after her mother, Lun Lun, gave birth to the zoo's second panda cub, which is a male. The 7-day-old cub and his mother will be sequestered in the zoo's birthing den for several months.

The cub will be named when he is 100-days-old, which follows Chinese tradition.

Only three other U.S. zoos house the endangered animals: San Diego, Washington and Memphis.