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Former Bachelor star and Dancing with the Stars contestant Melissa Rycroft has the swine flu.

"I am indeed recovering from a bout of the H1N1 flu virus," the 26-year-old told US Weekly. "Like most people who become infected, I thought I had a mild case of the common flu, but when my symptoms exacerbated, I immediately went to the hospital where I was diagnosed with H1N1 and given the proper medications to cure the infection."

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Despite the hysteria created by the virus, Rycroft stresses that beating the bug isn't difficult if proper measures are taken.

"I want to stress to people how easy it is to battle this flu when you take the proper steps, such as seeking the care of a doctor," she said. "I'm a clear case [demonstrating] that by paying diligent attention to your health, it's easy to overcome this illness and be healthy again."