Tori Spelling, 41, was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center suffering from debilitating respiratory problems which doctors fear could be the result of Enterovirus D68. More than 800 cases of the highly-contagious virus have been reported in 46 states, including California. At least seven people have died after becoming infected.
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A source close to Spelling revealed:
“Tori was not only admitted to the hospital, she was put under quarantine and neither Dean nor the children are allowed anywhere near her for fear she may have contracted the contagious non-polio Enterovirus. She’s had a cough and low grade fever for more than a week now, but refused to see a doctor. She’s been filming her show, and she and Dean worked hard on a birthday bash last weekend for their daughter Hattie, so Tori wasn’t about to call off the party because she didn’t feel well. She was coughing and complained of being short – winded. She had a fever, but when it skyrocketed past 101 this weekend, Dean insisted she go to the Emergency Room where doctors quickly admitted her. Doctors are currently running tests. And they hope to have a diagnosis as soon as possible. But in the meantime, they have Tori quarantined and are not letting anyone see her, especially her four children, who would be highly susceptible to the virus.”
On Monday evening, the star sent out a grateful tweet to her supporters.
There is currently no vaccine for Enterovirus D68, which often presents symptoms similar to the common cold. Sufferers usually come down with a runny nose and cough. Some also run a fever.
Many conservatives have attributed the recent outbreak of this virus to the influx of illegal immigrants from South America. Enterovirus D68 was first identified in the 1960’s and is uncommon, though numerous recent cases have coincided with the timing of the immigration crisis this summer.
H/T: Daily Mail