Updated 05:45 PM EDT, Wed, Oct 27, 2021

Lindsay Lohan Hospitalized Due to Rare Disease? [Rumors]

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According to recent reports, "Mean Girls" star Lindsay Lohan was hospitalized after acquiring the Chikungunya virus in Bora Bora, French Polynesia. Unfortunately, the 28-year-old actress got the rare, mosquito-borne infection during her Christmas holiday break, the Daily Mail reported.

Chikungunya is a single-stranded RNA virus transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito, the CDC informed. These mosquitoes belong to the Aedes spp. classification, specifically, the Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus species.

The healthy agency indicated that the Chikungunya virus has an incubation period of 3 - 7 days, ranging from 2 - 12 days. For those who may not know, incubation period is the time between exposure to an infectious agent and manifestation of clinical symptoms.

Apparently, Lindsay has already complained of her illness just before the New Year, TMZ wrote. As told by the outlet, the actress was admitted to King Edward VII's Hospital (London), the same facility where the Queen gets treatment.

Later, the above source provided an update, informing that Lindsay was already discharged from the hospital. Her fever was noted to subside "sufficiently," although her joint pain remained intense.

Fever and joint pain are the most common symptoms of Chikungunya infection. Specifically, the virus may also present headache, muscle pain, joint swelling and rashes. The virus in itself "does not often" result to death, CDC tells, but its symptoms could be just as crippling.

Earlier, Lindsay was even able to post Instagram photos of her vacation spree. Entertainment Tonight took note of her words, "In good faith with good people. I refuse to let a virus effect [sic] my peaceful vacation."

In an earlier notice, the CDC recorded more than 51,100 cases of Chikungunya in French Polynesia since the outbreak began on Oct. 10, 2014.

Meanwhile, no other person seems to be worried more than Lindsay's mother, according to a family friend cited by Radar Online. The unnamed source expressed, "Dina wants her to come home to New York when she is released... She is extremely worried for Lindsay and has suggested that she come back to live with her until her symptoms get better."

"Lindsay is convinced that she can beat this, but has not been doing so well these past couple of weeks," the family friend went on.

The CDC informs that there is no medicinal cure to the Chikungunya virus. However, symptoms may be decreased by getting sufficient rest, drinking plenty of fluids and taking supportive medications (i.e. ibuprofen, naproxen, acetaminophen or paracetamol).

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