A contestant on US television show Naked and Afraid XL has completed the rigorous program despite contracting life-threatening malaria. Trent Nielsen, 44, was suffering from an unknown illness that left him weakened to the point that his teeth were falling out while competing in the latter part of the survival show which sees a group of strangers live in the wilderness naked. Nielsen was informed by the medic that he tested positive for malaria. Malaria is a mosquito-borne parasitic disease with symptoms including severe headaches, fever, nausea, and diarrhea. Hundreds of thousands of people die from malaria every year. Since Nielsen was already weakened from the challenge, the disease hit his body hard.
Watch Full Episodes, Get Behind the Scenes, Meet the Cast, and much more. Stream Naked and Afraid XL: All-Stars FREE with Your TV Subscription!. Naked and Afraid XL is an American reality television series that premiered on the Discovery Channel in This series is a spin-off of Naked and Afraid.
Don't have an account yet? Get the most out of your experience with a personalized all-access pass to everything local on events, music, restaurants, news and more. It was going to take a lot more than flesh-eating bacteria to keep Matt Wrigh t from returning to the wild. In fact, Wright, a Lakewood resident who was almost eaten alive by necrotizing fasciitis during his stint in the Amazon during last season's Naked and Afraid XL , hardly hesitated before agreeing to be dropped off in Africa, where he must survive forty days on Naked and Afraid XL:
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