Former â€˜Bachelorâ€™ star and DWTS finalist Melissa Rycroft has been infected with the dreadful swine flu virus (H1N1) but she is currently in recovery and doing fine. Melissa wants to leave a message to the public that it is easy to beat this virus if you seek immediate medical attention.
“Like most people who become infected, I thought I had a mild case of the common flu, but when my symptoms exacerbated I immediately went to the hospital, where I was diagnosed with H1N1 and given the proper medications to cure the infection,” the 26-year-old reality star said.
“I want to stress to people how easy it is to battle this flu when you take the proper steps such as seeking the care of a doctor,” Melissa tells Us. “I’m a clear case that by paying diligent attention to your health, it’s easy to overcome this illness and be healthy again.”
Melissaâ€™s fiancÃ© Ty Stricklandâ€™s mother, a nurse, convinced her to seek medical attention and that is what might have saved her life. Ty is taking good care of his girl and she is expected to make a quick recovery.
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