(WICHITA,Kan.) — It’s been a historically dry summer in Kansas and maybe you haven’t seen or been bitten by too many mosquitoes. Doctors warn not to be fooled, West Nile virus is still a serious problem across the state.
One local survivor of the deadly virus and a man that is current suffering from West Nile spoke to Eyewitness News.
Galen Fruth says it’s all about a positive attitude.
That’s what gets this 72-year old through physical therapy at Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis.
Fruth needs the therapy to keep his limbs moving because he recently found out he has the West Nile virus.
“I rarely get bit by mosquitoes”, adds Fruth.
He doesn’t know how he got the virus but he has been seriously ill and in the hospital since Saturday. Fruth doesn’t want anyone else in Kansas to end up in his spot…that’s why he spoke to us.