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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.


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.