Lindsay Lohan Out of Hospital After Contracting Rare Virus

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Lindsay Lohan is on the road to recovery after contracting a rare, incurable virus she reportedly picked up in Bora Bora while on vacation.

According to TMZ, the actress was released from King Edward VII's hospital in London Wednesday night after her "fever broke sufficiently," but she still has intense joint pain. Doctors referred her to a specialist.

Lindsay contracted Chikungunya, a virus transmitted by mosquito bites that not only causes joint pain, but also fatigue and fever. She revealed to fans right before the new year that she had the illness, tweeting this message Dec. 27.:
She went on to write on Twitter and Instagram, "Being sick is no fun. But happy new year everyone. Be safe. Love all. In good faith with good people. I refuse to let a virus effect my peaceful vacation."

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After spending some time in Bora Bora during the holidays, the Mean Girls star flew to Los Angeles to shoot an Esurance commercial. Although she had been complaining about the illness before New Year's, she got so sick that she couldn't walk when she went back to London.

According to the World Health Organization, most people who contract the illness recover fully, but the joint pain could persist for several months or even years.

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