Actress Lisa Whelchel has West Nile Virus

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Actress Lisa Whelchel has West Nile Virus

Actress Lisa Whelchel has West Nile Virus (AP photo)

FLOWER MOUND, Texas (AP) – One of the contestants still playing on “Survivor: Philippines” has been diagnosed with West Nile virus.

Lisa Whelchel of “The Facts of Life” says she’s “fine, just tired.” Her doctors have told her it’ll take a year to fully recover.

Whelchel hasn’t said if she thinks she came down with the virus while she was in the Philippines.

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