While we have not counted the cases of Covid-19 in the workforce of European clubs since the start of the season, it is a completely different disease that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has contracted. The Arsenal striker has, in fact, announced that he was affected by malaria, also called malaria. “Unfortunately, I contracted malaria while I was with the national team in Gabon a few weeks ago. I spent a few days in the hospital this week but I’m already feeling better every day. good doctors who detected and treated the virus so quickly, “explained the former Saint-Etienne center forward, on Instagram, this Thursday, April 15, captioning a photo of him on his hospital bed. The duration of his unavailability has not yet been specified.
According to figures from the World Health Organization, this disease, which is spread by the bite of certain mosquitoes mainly in Africa, killed more than 400,000 people in 2019. In total, 229 million cases of malaria were detected in 2019, still according to WHO figures. The symptoms of malaria are mainly a high fever and severe headache.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: how did he catch malaria?
Gabonese international, the Arsenal striker played two games with his national team at the end of March. The first in Gabon against the Congo then a trip to Angola. It was probably during this trip to Africa that the former Saint-Etienne striker was bitten by a mosquito which transmitted him this virus against which there is however a vaccine.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang © Capture Insta