Photo: Daniela Castro, "Pina" on the soap opera "Una Famila con Suerte" contracted the H1N1 virus.
Mexican actress Daniela Castro has revealed that she has contracted the H1N1 virus, a deadly influenza that can result in patient’s death without treatment. Daniela made the revelation herself on her social networks, immediately receiving support from her fans.
The actress, whom plays “Pina” in the soap opera “Una Familia con Suerte” ( A Family with Luck) on Televisa contracted the virus right before her character’s wedding on the show. Castro still plans to record the last chapters of the show with the proper security precautions. Many of the scenes had to be modified to prevent the influenza from spreading to her fellow actors, whom also received vaccinations. Castro also had to be in isolation during her lunch breaks and a doctor was on site as another preventative measure.
Producer Juan Osorio acknowledge Castro’s dedication and preserverance towards finishing the soap opera despite her condition. ” Daniela, with complete professionalism, fulfilled her performance perfectly” stated Osorio.
As for her fellow actors, they also showed immense support and solidarity towards Castro’s dedication.