Arlington Teen Recovering From Rare West Nile Strain

Originally posted on CBS Dallas / Fort Worth:

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ARLINGTON (CBS 11 NEWS) – Jordan Conner not only has West Nile, but also a rare strain that caused her brain to swell. Her mother thinks the infected mosquito came from a creek behind their house.

Jordan also needs her mother’s help to walk from one end of their condo to the other. The Arlington teen has West Nile Meningoencephalitis.

The rare strand of the virus affects her brain and, at any moment, she could lose consciousness or control of her limbs. It started with a series of unusual symptoms like losing feeling in her little finger.

“Then she would mention something with her toes and her legs and her neck a lot,” said Jordan’s mom, Ebonie Conner

The symptoms persisted and grew worse in a matter of days.

”Jordan went from lethargic when I woke her up to go the doctor to narcoleptic.  Maybe…

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