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George Clooney -- I Caught Malaria in Sudan

1/20/2011 4:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

George Clooney had a rough start to 2011 -- the actor says he caught Malaria during a trip to Sudan earlier this month.

George Clooney Malaria

Clooney made the revelation to Piers Morgan ... and has since fully recovered from the mosquito-borne infectious disease. 

George tells TMZ, "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."


George Clooney Malaria

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