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Woman From Sierra Leone Dies At Gatwick – Not Ebola

From the UK’s Telegraph:

Woman dies after flying to Gatwick from Ebola hit Sierra Leone

By Claire Carter | 03 Aug 2014

A woman has died after landing at Gatwick airport on a flight from Sierra Leone, one of the countries at the centre of the deadly Ebola outbreak. The 72-year-old was understood to have been “vomiting and sweating” before she collapsed and was taken by ambulance to hospital.

She had been travelling on a Gambia Bird flight with 128 passengers on board from Sierra Leone, which has declared a state of emergency after more than 200 people have died in the country from the disease. The plane, which landed at 8.15am on Saturday from Freetown in Sierra Leone after stopping in the Gambia, is quarantined…

A spokeswoman for the Department of Health said a test for Ebola had come back negative.

Sierra Leone has the highest number of victims of the disease, which has killed more than 700 people across western Africa. Ebola has no vaccine and there is no cure…

A spokeswoman for Gatwick airport confirmed that a woman in her 70s became unwell when the flight landed at Gatwick.

She said: “Given the origin of the flight, the hospital carried out tests for Ebola and other infectious diseases as a precaution. The tests came back negative."

The woman died of natural causes. After she became unwell the plane was held on the tarmac and names of passengers recorded…

This is bound to become a very common story. And one day very soon the tests won’t be negative.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Monday, August 4th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

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