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Cheryl Cole is sick with malaria

Cheryl Cole

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Cheryl Cole is ill with a disease called malaria.

She caught it when she was on holiday in Tanzania, which is a country in Africa.

The X Factor star is going to be OK because she's being treated in hospital, but millions of kids around the world, aren't so lucky.

Ricky's got more on the story...