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Lindsay Lohan Contracts Chikungunya

Virus spread by mosquitoes can cause joint pain for months
By Elizabeth Armstrong Moore,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 31, 2014 1:30 AM CST
Updated Dec 31, 2014 10:58 AM CST

(Newser) – Not all is well in paradise. Lindsay Lohan has, according to her Twitter and Instagram accounts, contracted the Chikungunya virus, which is spread by mosquitoes and can cause joint pain, swelling, fever, and rash, reports USA Today. On Monday, Lohan, 28, posted her latest update: "Being sick is no fun. But happy new year everyone. Be safe. Love all." Though the virus has "felled our sweet LiLo in the autumn of her youth," notes Jezebel, at least her French Polynesian holiday doesn't appear to have been cut short. (Chikungunya, meanwhile, has now shown up locally in Florida.)

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