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Ex-Brazil great Ronaldo has dengue

Updated: January 4, 2012, 12:57 PM ET
Associated Press

SAO PAULO -- Former Brazil striker Ronaldo says he has dengue fever.

Ronaldo wrote Wednesday on Twitter that he was discharged from a hospital the night before and is recuperating. He apparently contracted the mosquito-borne disease while vacationing at a northeastern Brazil beach town.

Ronaldo thanked fans on Twitter for the well-wishes he has received. He wrote he is now treating the disease, resting and looking to get better.

Dengue can cause fever, headache and pain in muscles ...

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