George Clooney contracted Malaria while in Sudan in early January and is expected to announce the details during a CNN interview with Piers Morgan on January 21, 2011. The forty nine year old actor stated to Morgan: "I guess the mosquito in Juba looked at me and thought I was the bar." Clooney was in Sudan to promote a landmark referendum declaring Southern Sudan's independence.
Morgan drew attention to Clooney's second bout with malaria via his Twitter page today and offered Clooney is "taking medication but feeling rough." Malaria is a blood borne disease transmitted by mosquitoes in tropic or sub-tropic areas that kills over one million people annually. Symptoms of malaria include: chills, fever, headache, bloody stools, sweating, vomiting, muscle pain, sweating, jaundice, anemia, convulsions, and sometimes even a coma or death.