The MSNBC reported on 20 January that Hollywood actor and philanthropist Clooney contracted malaria--a disease brought about by bites of infected mosquitoes--during his recent trip to war-torn Sudan, confirmed by his representative to E! News.
The news came from a tweet message by Piers Morgan, "George Clooney has contracted malaria following recent trip to Sudan."
This bout of malaria is actually the second time Clooney had the disease.
"More Clooney--it's his 2nd bout of malaria. Taking medication but feeling rough," in another tweet.
The news said that the actor is doing fine, he just have to take the necessary medications.
The actor said, "This illustrates how with proper medication, the most lethal condition in Africa can be reduced to a bad ten days instead of a death."
Clooney went to Sudan as part of the UN mission to prevent violence in the country.
After the 9 January referendum, the South voted to separate from the rest of the nation.
Malaria is characterized by fever, headache, and vomiting 10 to 15 days after mosquito bite. Left untreated, it can be very fatal. Prevention include use of mosquito nets and spraying insecticides to control the vectors. Treatment includes immediate artemisinin-based therapies.
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