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Actress Lisa Whelchel Says She Has West Nile

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Lisa Whelchel, a former TV teen star currently living in Dallas, competes in “Survivor: Philippines.” (credit: Monty Brinton/CBS)

FLOWER MOUND (AP) - Actress and CBS reality show “Survivor” contestant Lisa Whelchel says she’s been diagnosed with West Nile virus.

The 49-year-old former star of the “The Facts of Life” television show used Facebook and Twitter to announce her illness.

Whelchel, who lives in the Dallas suburb of Flower Mound, said a doctor called her Tuesday with blood test results. She says she’s “fine, just tired” and expects to take a year to fully recover.

Whelchel is competing on this year’s “Survivor” program, which was taped in the Philippines. She has not said where or when she believes she contracted the West Nile virus.

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