George Clooney contracts malaria in Africa

The actor had again traveled to Sudan to oppose a possible new genocide in Africa. Contrary to recent news about his condition, the actor has made a full recovery.

“George is completely over the Malaria he contracted while in the Sudan during the first week in January. This was his second bout with it. This illustrates how with proper medication, the most lethal condition in Africa, can be reduced to a bad ten days instead of a death sentence,” Clooney’s rep told People.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Web site, “Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal disease caused by a parasite that commonly infects a certain type of mosquito which feeds on humans.”

The news of his illness was reported on January 20, as Piers Morgan, the CNN host, tweeted that during his interview with the actor, he was still ill and on medication.

“It’s his 2nd bout of malaria. Taking medication but feeling rough,” Morgan wrote.

Clooney, who did an interview with Morgan on Jan. 13, is due to be a guest on his show on Friday and will talk about the condition then.