Lindsay Lohan Battling Virus…And It’s Not Herpes

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Lindsay Lohan and sister Ali Lohan

Lindsay Lohan was hospitalized earlier this week at King Edward VII’s Hospital in London.

The 28-year-old actress contracted a rare mosquito borne virus called Chikungunya during her vacation in French Polynesia over the Christmas holidays last month.

Lohan was admitted to the hospital for treatment, but released on Wednesday after her fever broke.

Doctors at King Edward have reportedly referred the star to a specialist to manage symptoms related to the virus.  Her mother Dina is reportedly flying to the UK to support her daughter.

Lindsay originally appeared to not take the illness seriously, posting on social media, “I refuse to let a virus effect my peaceful vacation (sic).”

Lindsay Lohan on jet ski

She posted a photo of herself jet skiing in a bikini with the caption, “Before I got Chikungunya. Use big spray please. God bless”.

Lindsay Lohan has chikungunya

Chikungunya is a virus transmitted from mosquitoes to people and there is no vaccine or treatment, other than to control the symptoms.

Symptoms include fever, headache, muscle pain, joint pain, and swelling or rash.

Chikungunya is rarely fatal, but can linger for several months or even years.

What virus does Lindsay Lohan have?

Maybe Lindsay can star on an episode of “Monsters Inside Me”?

Lindsay Lohan has three movies in pre-production at the moment – Life Travelers, Six Gun Dead, and Soul Carriers.

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