Lindsay Lohan Still Ailing From Rare Virus

Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan was reportedly hospitalized because of a virus she contracted in December David M. Benett/Getty Images

Lindsay Lohan's holiday getaway in French Polynesia has had lasting effects — and not good ones.

The 28-year-old — who in December contracted the chikungunya virus, which is spread by mosquitoes and causes debilitating joint pain and flu-like symptoms — was in a London hospital this week in connection with the illness, according to multiple reports.

TMZ said the Mean Girls star was in King Edward VII's Hospital in London, where she was treated for high fever and joint pain. She has since been discharged and was referred to a specialist. She recovered quickly though because on Wednesday afternoon, soon after being released, she was doing work with CSV Positive Futures, the nonprofit she's been donating her time to while living in London.

A rep for Lohan has not yet responded to Yahoo's inquiry into her illness.

Lohan first mentioned having chikungunya virus on Dec. 27:

Two days later, she was still ailing:

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 51,000 cases of chikungunya have been reported in French Polynesia since October. The virus is not often fatal (there have been nine deaths) but it can be "severe and disabling" with some people dealing with persistent joint pain "for months."

Over the weekend, the Speed-the-Plow actress was in Los Angeles — her least favorite place — reportedly to shoot a commercial for Esurance that will air during the Super Bowl.

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