When a star contracts an infectious illness it is sort of a blended blessing. On one hand, consciousness of the sickness skyrockets however on the opposite it is sort of irritating that the media pays a lot consideration solely when a star contracts the sickness.
Such is the case with Lindsay Lohan’s current bout with chikungunya which has prompted thousands and thousands of circumstances within the Caribbean, tons of of importations to the continental US, and even prompted mosquito swimming pools in Florida and Texas to change into contaminated with the virus. In Florida, 11 circumstances of native transmission have occurred from contaminated mosquito swimming pools.
Since there isn’t a antiviral or vaccine for chikungunya, the chief technique of combating this illness, which may trigger debilitating joint and muscle pains, is to keep away from being bitten by the Aedes mosquitoes that harbor the virus. Easier mentioned then finished, nevertheless, as individuals who frolic within the Caribbean haven’t got a behavior of donning garments that cowl their our bodies or sporting mosquito repellent constantly. What does work, nevertheless, is to scale back the breeding websites of the mosquitoes by eradicating standing water and receptacles (e.g. fowl baths, tires, and so on.) that gather water.
It’s clear that Ms. Lohan’s an infection and her public statements on her sickness will focus extra consideration on this illness and that’s unequivocally an excellent factor.