Actress Tori Spelling, most known for her role as Donna Martin on Beverly Hills 90210, has been placed into quarantine amid fears that she might have Enterovirus D68.
The Daily Mail reported Monday that Spelling, 41, was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles due to respiratory complications:
“Tori was not only admitted to the hospital, she was put under quarantine and neither Dean [her husband] 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.
“Tori has been feeling sick for at least a week. 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.”
Spelling tweeted from the hospital Monday, thanking fans for their support.
Thx 4 all of ur love & support while I’m in the hospital. Dean is w/me and will help me tweet while I’m on the mend.
— Tori Spelling (@Tori_Spelling) October 21, 2014
As Breitbart News noted, there have been about 800 reported cases of Enterovirus across 46 states with seven reported deaths, including in New Jersey and Rhode Island.
Early symptoms of Enterovirus include difficulty breathing, fever, and sneezing. There is no vaccine available. Most patients typically recover, but sometimes the virus necessitates hospitalization.
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