Feverish man sparks Ebola scare in Turkey

Officials were alarmed when the man traveling from Nigeria showed signs of severe fever at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul on Tuesday.

Feverish man sparks Ebola scare in Turkey

World Bulletin / News Desk

A man traveling from Lagos, Nigeria to Istanbul, Turkey has been quarantined after health officials suspected him of suffering from the contagious and deadly Ebola virus.

Officials were alarmed when the man showed signs of severe fever at Ataturk Airport on Tuesday, but after examinations the passanger was cleared. 

Turkish border health officials are on high alert after the World Health Organization warned that the Ebola outbreak in western Africa was now uncontrollable.

The virus, which spreads from both human to human and animal to human via close contact with bodily fluids currently has no known cure and has claimed around 1,000 lives across Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Ghana and Nigeria in recent weeks.

Last Mod: 12 Ağustos 2014, 12:36
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