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Doctors confirm Lyme disease diagnosis for W.Va. Gov. Justice

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Published: May. 25, 2022 at 6:40 PM EDT
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UPDATE 6/1/22 @ 7:45 p.m.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Doctors confirmed Wednesday that West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is battling Lyme disease.

According to a news release from the Governor’s Office, Justice will be on antibiotics for several weeks to fight infection from the tickborne illness.

“I’m feeling better every day,” Justice said in the release. “I always want to first thank God above for all of our blessings. Additionally, I thank my doctors for all they’ve done, and I appreciate all the West Virginians who have expressed their wishes for my speedy recovery. I remind all West Virginians, when you go outdoors, monitor yourself for ticks and use insect repellent to stay safe.”

Keep checking the WSAZ app for the latest information.

ORIGINAL STORY 5/25/22

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) – West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is battling a case of possible Lyme disease.

On Wednesday evening, he released a statement saying, in part, that he “began feeling extremely sick” after events Monday.

The governor was tested for COVID and was negative, but is now being treated for Lyme disease, which is a tickborne illness.

Keep checking the WSAZ app for the latest information.

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