Sorry for the confusion there. I saw the headline Lindsay Lohan, Incurable Disease on TMZ and thought they were talking about how she was an incurable disease embedded in society, a sort of walking herpetic women who infected everyone she came in contact with.
We’re told Lindsay contracted Chikungunya, a virus transmitted by mosquito bites that causes fever, joint pain and fatigue.
Lindsay vacationed in Bora Bora over the holidays … and began complaining of the illness just before New Year’s. She then went back to London where she became so ill she couldn’t walk.
As for her prognosis … we’re told the joint pain could last for months.
Huh. Mosquitos. Skeeters. Skeet. Definitely an STD. Here’s more from Wikipedia on Chikungunya.
Actually never mind. That shit was boring as fuck to read. Here’s a sample. “Nonetheless, IPS-1—also known as Cardif, MAVS, and VISA—has been found to be an important factor. In 2011, White et al. found that interfering with IPS-1 decreased the phosphorylation of interferon regulatory factor 3.”
I’m no doctor, so I don’t know what that means. Just that it sounds like LiLo’s gonna be okay. In fact, TMZ already says she’s out of the hospital. Don’t worry about the incurable part. It’s incurable in the way the flu is incurable.
We’re told Lindsay was just released from the hospital because her fever broke sufficiently, but her joint pain is still intense and doctors referred her to a specialist who treats the virus.
This was probably just a publicity stunt.