George Clooney Malaria
January 21, 2011 by Post Team
George Clooney Malaria, (AFP) – Hollywood idol and rights activist George Clooney has contracted malaria during his recent visit to Sudan for the vote and he had a “bad 10 days,” he said in comments to be broadcast Friday.
The A-list star jokingly agreed that the Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted for war crimes and genocide by the International Criminal Court (ICC), might be to blame for the bite of a mosquito that infected.
“I guess the mosquito in Juba looked at me and thought the bar, he joked, according to an advance copy of excerpts from an interview with CNN talk show new Piers Morgan.
Morgan, who took over from Larry King to the cable news channel this week, asked if the thought Clooney Bashir had “posted a detail of the patient, the target mosquitoes avenge you whenever you arrive?
“Yeah,” Clooney said, continuing the joke. “I think so.”
Malaria can cause fever, chills, muscle aches, nausea and diarrhea and jaundice, turning the skin and whites of the eyes yellow. Clooney said he had suffered twice, but did not specify what symptoms he had.
A spokesman for Clooney told AFP the star is now well again. “George is completely on the malaria he contracted while in Sudan during the first week of January. This was his second fight with her.”
And he quoted Clooney as saying: “It shows how with proper medication, provided the biggest killers in Africa, can be reduced to a bad 10 days instead of a death sentence.”
Morgan, a media-savvy former British journalist turned talent show host and celebrity experts later tweeted: “Malaria Clooney update: now 24,563 offers to cure him.
“But his agent said drug worked and he is OK. Sorry, ladies,” Morgan added the micro-blogging site Twitter.
Clooney visited southern Sudan in early January to a show of support for the impoverished region ahead of a referendum on separating the predominantly Christian South Africa’s predominantly Arab, Muslim north.
The actor has worked on a project to map Google-powered to prevent abuses in Sudan, and in theory to collect evidence that could be used if Bashir is always brought before the ICC in The Hague.
“We hope it is one of many tools to continue to lobby at the very least, to collect evidence that could be used later in The Hague if offense or rules broken,” he said Morgan.
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