Lindsay Lohan has been admitted to a hospital in London. According to TMZ, the actress is suffering from a rare, incurable illness. Sources confirm that Lohan contracted the Chikungunya virus, which is transmitted by mosquitoes. The virus can have very severe symptoms from high fever to extreme joint pain. The virus is not considered life-threatening, but the pain can be severe and can last for months.
It is believed that Lohan contracted the virus while vacationing in Bora Bora over the holidays. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Lohan previously confirmed that she was infected with the virus. She seemed to be managing okay until recently.
According to the CDC, the Chikungunya virus can’t be cured by an antibiotic. A person infected with the virus must take care of themselves by resting and staying hydrated until it is out of their system.
“There is no medicine to treat chikungunya virus infection or disease. [Patients should work to] decrease the symptoms by [getting] plenty of rest, [drinking] fluids to prevent dehydration, [and taking] medicines, such as ibuprofen, naproxen, acetaminophen, or paracetamol, to relieve fever and pain.”
Lindsay Lohan likely had a blood test to confirm the diagnosis, which has very similar symptoms to dengue fever (also transmitted by mosquitoes). LiLo reportedly became so ill in London that she “couldn’t walk,” and that is when she was admitted to King Edward VII’s Hospital.
TMZ reports that Lindsay’s fever finally broke, and that she was permitted to leave the hospital today. Her mom, Dina Lohan, is en route to London. Doctors will likely advise her to stay in one place until the virus runs its course. It is going to take a significant amount of time for LiLo to bounce back from this.
[Photo courtesy of Lindsay Lohan / Instagram]