Lindsay Lohan Contracts Rare Virus

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Lindsay Lohan has been released from King Edward VII's hospital in London where she was being treated for symptoms of Chikungunya virus.

Chikungunya virus causes fever, joint paint, fatigue and a rash.

Lindsay Lohan contracted the rare and untreatable disease from bug bites while in French Polynesia over Christmas.

Lindsay Lohan was later filming a commercial for Esurance in Los Angeles when she became ill.

While on her vacation, she filled her social media feeds with postcard-perfect pics of tropical paradise. However, her tune quickly changed after she became ill.

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She also encouraged her followers to use bug spray.

Lindsay Lohan reportedly began complaining of intense joint pain and a fever and was admitted to the hospital when she returned to London.

A source told the New York Daily News, "She could hardly stand up, she was in so much pain."

The source added, "She was getting better, but with all the travelling, it wore her down, so the virus acted up again. It was like a relapse."

Lindsay Lohan was allowed to go home today because her fever finally broke. Doctors have now referred the her to a specialist who treats the Chikungunya virus.

The joint pain can apparently last for months, even though the fever may be gone.

A source told TMZ that Lindsay's mother, Tina, is on her way to London to care for her.

Lacy Langley
Lacy is a writer from Texas. She likes spending time in the home office, homeschooling her kids, playing the didgeridoo, caring for her chickens (Thelma and Louise), Rolos, Christmas, and Labyrinth.