Planning to give birth in Namibia
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are in Namibia with their kids Maddox and Zahara and reportedly plan to stay there for the birth of their baby. While this will likely control the paparazzi swarming, being in Namibia opens them, and especially Angelina, up to the risk of malaria where it is most prevalent November through June.
Carol DeRosa, the Executive Director of Passport Health and head nurse, told TMZ, "I would not recommend it. No one would."
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention discourages pregnant women from traveling to areas where malaria is prevalent, adding that malaria is a "major risk." Malaria causes high fevers, shaking chills, and rigors that can cause premature birth, miscarriage, and stillbirth. Though antimalarial pills can be taken to ward off the disease, DeRosa from Passport Health told TMZ that such precautions are not fool proof. In addition, DeRosa calls health care in Africa "overwhelmingly poor."