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Topeka mayor diagnosed with Lyme Disease

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) - Topeka Mayor Michelle De La Isla recently announced that she was diagnosed with Lyme Disease after getting a tick bite while exercising outside. 

In a phone call to KSNT News, De La Isla said that she was hospitalized because of adverse side effects to the antibiotics that were prescribed to treat the disease. 

De La Isla was absent from the Topeka City Council meeting on Sept. 4.

She returned for the meeting on Sept. 11. 

In Tuesday's meeting, De La Isla said antibiotics were effective at treating the disease, despite the complications. 

She said she spent eight days at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka and underwent a spinal tap and two blood patches. 

 


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