Actor was bitten by mosquito during trip to Sudan

George Clooney is recovering from malaria.

The Hollywood star contracted the disease earlier this month during a trip to Sudan.

George, 49, was working with Google and the UN to install security in the region to help prevent another civil war.

‘This was his second bout with it,’ says the star’s rep Stan Rosenfield.

‘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.’

Cheryl Cole, 27, contracted malaria in Tanzania on a holiday last year with Derek Hough but is now back to full health.

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