Jolie denies rumors of hepatitis C virus

Jolie denies rumors of hepatitis C virus

ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
Jolie denies rumors of hepatitis C virus

Hollywood star and UN special envoy Angelina Jolie (R) meets on September 14, 2012 with Turkish Interior Minister Idris Naim Sahin in Ankara. AFP photo

Representatives for U.S. actress and U.N. refugee envoy Angelina Jolie have denied rumors that the Hollywood star is battling the hepatitis C virus and is in need of a liver transplant, daily Hürriyet reported.
The unidentified representative told the Italian magazine Chi that all Jolie was thinking about right now is her children and Syrian refugees.
"She just passes through meals with fruits and nuts,” Chi quoted the representative as saying.

Angelina Jolie was reportedly showing signs of the deadly Hepatitis C virus, according to an earlier report published this week in the National Enquirer, a U.S. tabloid.

The National Enquirer claimed in its story that Jolie was "heavily ill" and would die soon if she does not undergo a liver transplant surgery.

Jolie visited Syrian refugee camps in Turkey last week, when she held a brief conversation with Turkish Interior Minister İdris Naim Şahin.

Turkish daily Hürriyet claimed that Şahin might have contracted the deadly disease from Jolie during their meeting. Journalists at Hürriyet reportedly voiced concerns to the ministry and informed officials about the rumors regarding Jolie's health, but no official response has been made yet.

Şahin's bodyguards, meanwhile, consulted doctors after hearing word of the rumors, but doctors said Jolie seemed quite healthy and that Hepatitis C was not an airborne virus which can be contracted while chatting but rather through liquid or blood exchange.

The National Enquirer was the first media outlet to report that Steve Jobs was in the final stages of his illness and provided a fairly accurate prediction of the Apple founder’s date of death beforehand.