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Shaq's fever caused by flu-like virus

Updated: August 20, 2002, 2:10 AM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Lakers star Shaquille O'Neal was recovering Monday from a flu-like virus that gave him a 103-degree fever and forced him to cancel an appearance at a Florida youth basketball camp, a team spokesman said.

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O'Neal spent Thursday night in an Orlando hospital and was released Friday, Lakers spokesman Michael Ulenkamp said. Tests showed the star was sidelined by "nothing more than a simple virus,'' Ulenkamp said.

He was resting at home ...

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