Lindsay Lohan Contracts Tropical Disease Chikungunya

After wrapping up a two-month run on London’s West End in “Speed-the-Plow,Lindsay Lohan took off for a little vacation in French Polynesia.

But what was to be a happy, active time took a typical Lindsay turn- She contracted an untreatable tropical illness, called Chikungunya, from a mosquito bite!

She took to Twitter to alert her fans and to urge them to use bug spray:

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Undeterred, Lindsay went on to say that the illness would not disrupt her vacation, tweeting:

“In good faith with good people. I refuse to let a virus effect my peaceful vacation

What is Chikungunya?

According to the CDC, Chikungunya is a virus transmitted to people by mosquitos. Here’s what you need to know:


Michele R. Berman, M.D. was Clinical Director of The Pediatric Center, a private practice on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. from 1988-2000, and was named Outstanding Washington Physician by Washingtonian Magazine in 1999. She was a medical internet pioneer having established one of the first medical practice websites in 1997. Dr. Berman also authored a monthly column for Washington Parent Magazine.

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