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Gov. Justice being treated for possible Lyme disease

FILE - West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice celebrates his reelection at The Greenbrier Resort in...
FILE - West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice celebrates his reelection at The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., on Nov. 3, 2020.(AP Photo/Chris Jackson, File)
Published: May. 25, 2022 at 7:08 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, W.Va (WDTV) - Gov. Jim Justice announced he is being treated for “possible Lyme disease” after falling ill amid the WV GameChanger events on Monday in Wheeling and Blacksville.

In a release sent to 5 News, Gov. Justice says, “After the WV GameChanger events on Monday in Wheeling and Blacksville, I began feeling extremely sick. I immediately got tested for COVID-19 and was negative, but I am still having symptoms and nowhere near 100%. As of now, I am being treated for possible Lyme disease.”

Justice is postponing his regularly scheduled COVID-19 briefings this week, and says he will hold one as soon as possible after the holiday.

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