Deadly Ebola Virus; Pregnant Nigerian Woman With Suspected Virus Lands in Istanbul, Turkey
A Nigerian woman suspected of being infected by the Ebola virus has been admitted to hospital after landing in Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport.
The woman, 32, was travelling from Lagos to Istanbul with her three-year-old son, and was reported to have developed high fever on the plane.
According to airporthaber.com, the woman, who is believed to be pregnant, was received by paramedics of the General Directorate of Health for Borders and Coasts.
Emergency personnel took the woman and her child under quarantine conditions to the hospital, where she is undergoing examinations to confirm whether or not she has contracted the virus.
At least 10 Ebola cases have been reported in Lagos, the most populous city in Nigeria.
“The plane has been disinfected as a precautionary measure,” a spokesperson for the Turkish Airlines, Ali Genç, said.
The West Africa Ebola outbreak, the largest in history, has so far claimed more than 1,013 lives and is threatening to spread to other continents. Several countries across the world have put precautionary measures in place.