Charlie Webster, a British TV presenter, has fallen into a coma after contracting a rare form of malaria on a 3,000-mile charity bike ride from London through Brazil. Her representatives said that she got sick hours after the Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony.
She has been on life support in an induced coma since last Friday in Rio after her kidneys stopped functioning.
Webster was initially admitted to a hospital, where doctors treated her for dehydration after her long journey from London to Rio. But a severe complication from a bacterial infection eventually caused her condition to worsen.
The former Sky and ITV presenter was posting regularly on her social media accounts before she went silent. An update on August 11 told her followers that she is “receiving great care.”
For all the concern over health in Rio, cases like Webster have been rare.
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