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Sports presenter Charlie Webster fights for her life in a Rio hospital after contracting rare form of malaria
British TV presenter Charlie Webster is currently fighting for her life
in a Brazilian hospital after being struck down by a rare strain of
malaria on her way to the Olympic Games. She made her way to the
Brazilian city as part of a team who cycled 3,000 miles from the UK over
a six-week period to raise money for a cancer charity...
33-year-old former Sky Sports News anchor began feeling unwell while
attending the opening ceremony but put it down to dehydration - even
tweeting pictures of herself from a hospital bed. Although the doctors
identified the very rare malaria strain she contracted, her publicist
revealed that her condition has since deteriorated. Charlie is now in an
induced coma and on a life support machine.
family, including her mother and brother, have flown to be at her
bedside as she said to be receiving the right treatment in one of the
best hospitals in Rio de Janeiro.