Wilson's wife has swine flu

COLUMBIA — The wife of South Carolina Congressman Joe Wilson is recovering from swine flu.

A spokesman for Mr. Wilson said Friday that Roxanne Wilson is doing much better after being diagnosed with the H1N1 virus earlier in the week. Ryan Murphy said she was not hospitalized.

Mr. Wilson has said he's willing to get the swine flu vaccine but wants Americans who are more susceptible to get it first.

The Republican whose 2nd District includes parts of Aiken County is scheduled to appear in Aiken Saturday. He will speak at 9 a.m. at Oakwood-Windsor Elementary School, 3773 Charleston Highway.

He visited Aiken last month for a rally to raise funds for his re-election.

Mr. Wilson will discuss health care and other issues during the town hall meeting.

The congressman gained national attention when he heckled President Barack Obama last month by shouting "You lie!" during a speech on heath care before a joint session of Congress. The outburst came after Mr. Obama said illegal immigrants would not be covered under a health care overhaul.

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