Former UFC Fighter and Family Test Positive For Coronavirus

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April 6, 2020 11:53 pm

The Coronavirus outbreak has claimed another victim, this time its Bellator Welterweight, Erick Silva. The fighter and his family are now among those who tested positive for the virus, reports Combate.

The virus has affected his 23-year-old wife Isabela, five-month-old son Carlos and 10-year-old son Kalleu. In addition, Silva’s 26-year-old sister-in-law Carol and her in-laws, 58-year-old Arilton and 52-year-old Jo also tested positive for COVID-19.

However, this came to light in the early stages of the infection. All members of the Silva family are in quarantine and are looking to make a speedy recovery.

“Everyone is fine. The biggest concern is the lack of information, anxiety. Now everyone is calmer. We even asked people who work at the house not to come, we spent two weeks with each other for this to pass. We followed the doctors’ recommendations.”- Erick Silva

Silva claims that the first to show signs of infection was his youngest son Carlos. Showing signs of slight fever following which they gave the infant Tylenol Baby to counter the temperature. He experienced some diarrhea following the fever and that was it.

“Kalleu, my 10-year-old son, was asymptomatic. He had no symptoms, he is jumping, calm, he has no worries. We were in the agony of wanting to know until then we preferred to be a little more quiet, isolated so that we could understand what was happening and not create so much fanfare,”- Erick Silva

It is interesting to note that the Silva family has people of all ages and as Silva reports, everyone was showing the same symptoms. However, he claims that the biggest problem is not knowing what is wrong when the symptoms start coming up.

“It started with my wife. The first day she felt it, she had a lot of headaches, chills, and we didn’t care. At first, nobody cares. We thought it was an allergy, she didn’t smell or taste anything. Then my mother-in-law, she also stopped tasting, then it was me. Then everyone had the same symptoms.”- Erick Silva

Thankfully the UFC veteran and his family are on the road to recovery.

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