Lindsay Lohan just can’t seem to get a break from problems long enough to simply enjoy her life for awhile. Just when a smear campaign against her character due to some legal problems appeared to be fading she has been hit with a serious viral infection. It was reported by US Weekly on Dec. 30, 2014 that Lohan is suffering from a rare, untreatable virus during her holiday vacation.
Although the viral infection Lohan is suffering from doesn’t come down as being anything nearly as serious as Ebola or the rare deadly infectious disease pictured in the popular fictional TV series “Walking Dead” it’s still serious enough to have her feeling horrible for awhile. While on one of those rare French Polynesian holidays which we all dream about Lindsay came down with Chikungunya virus.
Lohan was enjoying her holiday vacation in French Polynesia and had shared Instagram photos of her magnificent surroundings when she was hit with Chikungunya. A caption to one of her Instagrams shared that she feels the purpose of our lives is really to be happy. Then it appears her moment in time with happiness was snatched away from her when she came down with Chikungunya.
E! Online reports Lohan contracted Chikungunya virus during her week-long holiday vacation in French Polynesia. Suddenly while on vacation Lohan was sharing on social media that her fans should please use bug spray. She tweeted that being sick was not any fun at all. Still, she found it in her to wish everyone a happy new year.
It’s reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that Chikungunya virus is transmitted to people via mosquitoes. The most common symptoms which are experienced with Chikungunya virus are fever and joint pain. Headache, muscle pain, joint swelling, and a rash may also occur with this infection.
Outbreaks of Chikungunya have occurred in countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Indian and Pacific Oceans. At this time there is not a vaccine to prevent or medicine to treat Chikungunya virus infection. It is suggested that travelers try to protect themselves by preventing mosquito bites by using insect repellent, wearing long sleeves and pants, and staying in places with air conditioning or that have window and door screens.
Although Chikungunya disease does not generally result in death the symptoms can nevertheless be very severe and disabling. Most patients feel better within a week but the joint pain may last for months in some people. Although there’s no medicine to specifically treat this disorder a lot of rest
is advised. It’s also suggested to drink a lot of fluids to prevent dehydration. Medications such as ibuprofen, paracetamol, naproxen, or acetaminophen may help relieve fever and pain.
It therefore appears the prognosis for Lohan should be good. Let’s hope she has a speedy and complete recovery and can get back to enjoying her life again before getting back to work. Lohan’s been keeping a busy theater schedule in London where she now lives.