Dec. 31, 2014 — Actress Lindsay Lohan has contracted the mosquito-borne chikungunya infection while on vacation in French Polynesia, USA Today reports.
On her Twitter bolster on Monday, Lohan said that “being sick is no fun. But Cheerful Modern Year everyone.” And more recently she tweeted, “I refuse to let a infection [influence] my peaceful vacation.”
Agreeing to the U.S. Centers for Illness Control and Prevention, chikungunya causes symptoms such as fever and joint torment, as well as muscle aches, headache, joint swelling or hasty. Joint pain caused by chikungunya can be serious and debilitating, the CDC explained.
The chikungunya infection is not spread among individuals, agreeing to the CDC, and most individuals get way better in about a week. However, some individuals will have long-term joint torment as a result of the disease.
In November, the CDC issued a warning to Americans traveling to the Caribbean and Central and South America that an outbreak of the sickness was proceeding to spread in those regions.
In July, the CDC detailed the primary case of locally procured chikungunya within the Joined together States, including a man from Florida.