Sen. Glenn McConnell recovering after mysterious illness

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COLUMBIA, SC (WCSC) - State Senator Glenn McConnnell is recovering from a mysterious illness that he says could have been life-threatening.

The senator's been sick for six to seven weeks and his illness may have been brought on by a tick bite.

He said back in November, he noticed two small bite marks on his neck and then developed symptoms of Rocky Mountain Spotted fever or another illness caused by a virus.

The senator said he had complications because of his asthma and developed fluid in his lungs and in the sack surrounding his heart.

McConnell is currently out of the hospital and more tests were made Tuesday. While he said he's anxious to get back to work in the state senate, he said he doesn`t know when that will be.

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