Topeka Woman Battles West Nile Virus

By: Rae Chelle Davis Email
By: Rae Chelle Davis Email

A Topeka woman is trying to cope after being diagnosed with West Nile.
21 year old Tishara Mitchell's life is at a standstill. The woman with dreams of living in Oklahoma and being a stylist are on hold after she was diagnosed with West Nile.

The mosquito bit her about a month ago while she was in Oklahoma. She begin having fierce headaches and pain throughout her body. Doctors performed several tests before diagnosing her with West Nile Virus.

Mitchell has lost all movement in her left arm. Doctors say her prognosis is not good. They are treating her symptoms and she is going through rehabilitation.

Mitchell says she wouldn't wish this on anyone and she hopes people will put repellent on before going outside.

631 SW Commerce Pl. Topeka, Kansas 66615 phone: 785-272-6397 fax: 785-272-1363 email:
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