152336340 Survivor Star Has West Nile Virus

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Lisa Whelchel, a Texas native who portrayed Blair Warner on The Facts Of Life and is a contestant on the current season of Survivor, has West Nile Virus.

The actress turned reality star reveled the illness on on Twitter earlier this week:

The 49-year-old is expecting a full recovery:

It is not known whether Whelchel contracted the disease while filming Survivor, or if she is one of the over 5,000 cases in the United States this year.


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