Italian passenger under quarantine in Istanbul over Ebola suspicion
ISTANBUL – Doğan News Agency
DHA PhotoAn Italian passenger has been taken into quarantine after falling ill during a flight between Kano, Nigeria and Istanbul’s Atatürk airport on Aug. 22.
The 23-year-old woman reportedly had a fever before she boarded the plane in the northern Nigerian city, but local doctors allowed her to board the Turkish Airlines flight after they diagnosed her with Malaria.
However, according to witnesses she became ill and started vomiting during the 5-hour flight.
The passenger was taken to a special section of the plane and then transferred to Haseki Training and Research Hospital by paramedics working under the General Directorate of Health for Borders and Coasts at Atatürk Airport.
She has been hospitalized as a precautionary measure until her Malaria diagnosis is confirmed by doctors in Istanbul.