Mayor John Dickert had a brief scare last Friday when he was hospitalized with "extreme vertigo" caused by an inner-ear infection.
Dickert said he went into the hospital after becoming unable to walk. "I literally could not sit up," he said. "That's why they call it extreme vertigo."
Doctors prescribed antibiotics for the inner-ear infection and the vertigo is gone, Dickert said. They suspected recent airplane travel compounded the inner-ear infection and led to the vertigo.
After going into the hospital on Feb. 19, Dickert was back in the office on Monday, Feb. 21.
He said there are no lingering effects from the illness, and the vertigo presented no long-term medical concerns.