While in French Polynesia over Christmas, the oft-troubled actress contracted Chikungunya, a virus that causes fever, joint paint, fatigue and a rash. The symptoms can last for months since there is no cure.
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The virus is usually passed to humans through insects.
Shortly after contracting the virus, Lindsay kept her spirits high, posting a selfie with friends, saying, "In good faith with good people. I refuse to let a virus [affect] my peaceful vacation be safe and happy on the new year all."
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Following the vacation, Lindsday reportedly flew to Los Angeles to shoot an insurance commercial. She later went back to London where, according to TMZ, "she became so ill she couldn't walk."
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Prior to being released, Lindsay was in King Edward VII's Hospital where she was being treated for high fever and unbearable joint pain. While hospitalized, her fever broke sufficiently and she has been referred to specialists who treat the virus. Dina Lohan, Lindsay's mother, is reportedly en route to London to care for Lindsay.
Get well soon!
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