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Cyprian Obasi, of Woodbury, is on the Nets for Life team who said he got sick with malaria almost every month while growing up in Nigeria. (Riham Feshir/Woodbury Bulletin)

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Growing up in Nigeria, Cyprian Obasi got sick with malaria almost every month. He would get high fevers, headaches, chills and pain all over.

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There was medication to treat the symptoms, but he said the side effects were also sickening. If left untreated the disease can cause severe complications and eventually death.

"Ninety-nine percent of people bitten by mosquitoes will have malaria," the Woodbury resident said.

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Riham Feshir
Riham Feshir is a reporter and photographer for the Woodbury Bulletin. Her coverage includes Woodbury City Hall, Washington County Board of Commissioners and business news.  Follow Riham on Twitter @RihamFeshir for the latest updates.
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