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RHOV’s Mary Zilba Breaks Silence After Coronavirus Diagnosis!

Mary Zilba is breaking her silence since announcing that her mother passed away and that she was diagnosed with coronavirus. The Real Housewives of Vancouver alum took to Instagram to share an update about her health and encourages fans to stay home during the pandemic.

"Hey everybody - I guess many people don’t know that they know somebody who has contracted COVID-19, so if you’re reading this you know me...," she wrote. "As many of you know I went home to Toledo to support my mother and look after her as she recovered from routine valve replacement surgery, but the surgeon made a fatal error while in surgery which ultimately took her life weeks later."

Zilba reveals she started getting symptoms after her late mother's funeral services. "A few days after her funeral service, I stayed overnight with my sons at a hotel whereby we all suddenly started feeling ill. My sons presented with fevers and a cough, I had a slight fever, but primarily the worst consistent migraine headache I’ve ever had, body aches and tiredness, but no respiratory issues or cough," she wrote. "We never thought it would be Covid-19, but did call the Ohio Health dept, however were turned away for testing because we didn’t have shortness of breath and didn’t fit the profile. I eventually decided to head to the hospital thinking perhaps I had something more serious like a brain bleed, as I had tried every over the counter medication I could and nothing was helping the headache."

She continued, "The hospital took me in and assessed me and at first didn’t think it would have been Covid-19 because headache was my main symptom and this was NOT typical of the virus - they then tested me for 14 other viruses which all came up negative. A bit baffled they all of the sudden decided as a last ditch before a possible CT scan to test me for Covid-19."

After a few days later she revealed that she was tested positive for Coronavirus. "A couple of days later the hospital called and said my test came back POSITIVE for Coronavirus. They prescribed me medication for the headaches which brutally persisted for more than 14 days. I just slept, drank tons of Gatorade and stayed inside the hotel, slowly recovering."

"Finally, we were all cleared by the CDC travel back home to Canada and the BC health Authorities have also cleared and supposedly we now have immunity to the virus," she added. "If you’re feeling sick whatsoever, please consider that it may indeed be COVID-19 not all symptoms are what the CDC saying as “typical”...I’m a perfect example. Please isolate yourself, sleep and drink tons of fluid! Wishing you all health and love ❤️"

Prior to the post, Zilba got into her Instagram Stories, sharing photos of her meal with the caption, "Finally Home in Vancouver - when stuck inside I choose BC's best @blackwoodlane"

She added, "6 weeks away after the hardest time of my much joy just being isolated and cooking for my boys."

The news comes after Zilba shared that she was tested positive for Coronavirus. on Tuesday, March 24, she shared the news with her followers via Twitter.

“Just arrived home in Canada after a brutal 6 weeks away. My mother passed away and then I contracted Covid-19 while in Ohio. Possibly at her funeral?” she tweeted. “Was cleared by the CDC as now negative, which enabled me travel back home. I had NONE of the normal symptoms!  #COVID19.”

“Before being tested positive for #COVID19 I was turned away 3 times for testing saying I didn’t fit the profile. I then went to hospital anyway due to the unbearable migraines which they treated with IV meds that didn’t work well and swabbed me for 14 other viruses that were.”

She continued, “Negative. So they decided to test for Covid-19 anyway mainly because I travelled from Vancouver. However, that had been 4 weeks earlier. I was sent back to hotel and was in isolation and was called 2 days later saying I was indeed “positive” for Coronavirus.”

“I stayed in isolation for over 10 days. The Ohio Health Department would not list me as a statistic of Ohio because I am a resident of Canada and it was clear they didn’t want the statistic. However, I am 100% sure I contracted it in the state of Ohio.  It’s made me not believe”

“The stats coming out of the US,” she added.

She also revealed that two of her sons have also been diagnosed positive for Coronavirus.

“Just please be aware that there is NOT a constrictive list of symptoms. It’s not the same for everyone. Two of my sons contracted it before me - their symptoms were completely different than mine. MIGRAINE IS a SYMPTOM! Please be aware of your body , they still don’t know enough!”

Given the constantly evolving nature of COVID-19, we want our readers (courtesy via Us Weekly) to have access to the most accurate resources. For the most up-to-date coronavirus information, guidance, and support, consult the CDCWHO, and information from local public health officials. If you’re experiencing coronavirus symptoms, call your primary care provider for medical advice.

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