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Survivor's Lisa Whelchel Got West Nile Virus!

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lisa-whelchel-gets-west-nile-virus1.jpgLisa Whelchel may be trying to survive on Survivor: Philippines but she's also fighting for survival in real life!

She has West Nile virus!!

That sounds terrifying!

She said:

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West Nile OUTBREAK Cases Still Growing!

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Don't go into full panic mode just yet!

The number of people infected with West Nile virus is still growing each year but this year's outbreak is slowing down!

The CDC has reported that 4,891 people have gotten the virus so far.

This years death toll is 223!

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Over 1,000 West Nile Virus Cases In U.S.!!!

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The CDC has recently released information that there's been an alarming increase in the number of West Nile virus cases this year!

There have been over 1,100 reported cases of the virus, with half of them coming from Texas.

We actually kinda forgot about the West Nile virus since it's out of the news.

It's a good reminder that we should really be taking precautions to help keep us safe from mosquitos, like wearing long clothes at night or using a bug repellant.

West Nile usually causes infection, can cause the West Nile Fever, and, rarely, can cause swelling of the brain!

So it's still a serious virus, that is very prevalent and can cause some real problems.

Stay away from 'squitos!

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