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George Clooney is over his bout of malaria

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You may have heard that George Clooney has malaria, but that's just an exagerration. He's actually recovered from a bout of the disease he picked up in Africa, so don't worry about him, Us says. Wow, that's an extreme plan for weight loss, George.

"George is completely over the Malaria he contracted while in the Sudan during the first week in January," the sctor's rep told the mag. "This was his second bout with it."

Clooney contracted the disease during a trip to the region earlier this month. And what kind of human rights advocate would he be without turning this into a cautionary tale?

"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," he said in a statement. Okay, George, we get it -- where do we make the check out to again?

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