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'Facts of Life' star Lisa Whelchel says she has West Nile virus

Nov. 15, 2012 at 10:09 AM
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LOS ANGELES, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Actress and "Survivor: Philippines" contestant Lisa Whelchel says she expects to make a full recovery from West Nile virus.

The 49-year-old, one-time "Facts of Life" star revealed her medical condition via Twitter Tuesday.

"Dr. just called with blood test results ... I have West Nile. Ugh. I'm fine, just tired. Takes a year to recover," she wrote, adding she expects to make "a full recovery" and thanking fans for their support.

People.com said it is unclear whether her condition is related to her stint on "Survivor," which ended in April.

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