Emergency in Madrid airport over patient with Ebola symptoms on flight from Paris


An Air France plane carrying 183 passengers has been quarantined in Madrid’s Barajas Airport over a passenger showing Ebola-like symptoms. The airport activated the emergency protocol.

According to El Mundo newspaper, the passenger felt sick, had a headache and was shivering. But he did not have a fever.

Flight AF1300 departed from Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport on Thursday morning and landed in the Spanish capital at 11:30am local time.

The aircraft has been moved to a special zone of Barajas Airport in compliance with established protocol.

The man with suspected Ebola symptoms traveled to Paris from Nigerian capital of Lagos, the paper reports.

The crew of the plane informed the airport authorities, which activated the sanitary protocol. The other passengers of the fight had disembarked “normally,” Air France sources told Europa Press.

The plane will now be disinfected, Reuters reports adding that the return flight has been canceled.

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