John Slater, a Republican candidate for a seat on the City Council’s 130th District, is feeling much better and wants to let people know that he probably does not have the H1N1 virus.
“I feel like 60 percent better,” Slater said, in a phone call this afternoon.
Yesterday, Slater visited his doctor because he was suffering from flu-like symptoms and was tested for the H1N1 virus.
Although he won’t know the test results for a few days, Slater wanted to warn those he came in contact with while campaigning about his condition.
Last night, though, Slater said his fever spiked at nearly 103 degrees. “I almost felt delirious so I went to the hospital,” he said.
The doctor there told Slater he probably does not have the H1N1 virus. Slater said the doctor told him his flu symptoms were probably worsened by a severe sinus infection.
“I called my regular doctor. He’s going to put pressure on Quest Diagnostics to get the [H1N1] test results back quickly,” Slater said, adding that his fever is gone and he hopes to be well enough to do some last-minute campaigning on Monday and Tuesday, which is election day.
John Weldon is the other Republican candidate in the district. They are running against Democratic incumbent Susan Brannelly and her partner Marty McCarthy.