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Conor McGregor deletes Instagram post revealing his current health scare

Conor McGregor deletes Instagram post revealing his current health scare

The 29-year-old shared a lengthy Instagram post saying he and "half his family" had contracted the virus.

"Well that was a wild New Year's Eve", McGregor wrote.

The 'Aussie flu' caused havoc in Australian hospitals during their winter months. Big New Year's Eve party cancelled at the last minute and I am left shaking in bed the past two days.

He said: "I'll leave that with the rest of the bad behind me in 2017 and take with me the many great experiences I've had this year!"

Reflecting on the best memories of 2018, McGregor celebrated the birth of his son Conor Jr.

MailOnline has contacted Conor's representative for comment.

He thanked his family, friends and staff for supporting him and wished his fans a happy new year.

The MMA fighter memorably took on boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr in a hotly-anticipated face off at Las Vegas' T Mobile Arena on August 26 past year, which the Irishman lost.

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It comes just a day after Daily Star Online reported the flu has already crippled thousands in the United Kingdom, and has claimed several lives in Conor's home country Ireland.

One of the most intense few days I've gone thru [sic].

Daily Star Online recently revealed shocking figures that show 1,111 people have been struck down by the flu in the last week - a startling 156% spike.

Dr Kevin Kelleher, Director of the HSE's Health Protection Surveillance Centre said that around 190 people have been hospitalised so far this winter as flu season approaches its peak, and less than ten people have died as a result of flu.

The so-called "Aussie flu" is a particularly virulent strain of influenza A and is said to have triggered the huge rise in cases, along with an aggressive B subtype.

There are concerns the country may be hit by one of the deadliest outbreaks of flu in decades.

The United Kingdom is now copping a full force blast of that atrocious and extremely risky influenza strain that swept across Australia this past flu season. Then, manufacturers like Sanofi produce the vaccine for the upcoming flu season.


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