Suspected Ebola case at Brussels Airport

Updated: 2014-11-03 18:48


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BRUSSELS - A person suspected of carrying the Ebola virus was detected Monday morning at Brussels Airport, Belga news agency reported.

The person was immediately transferred to St. Peter's Hospital in Brussels for further tests. She was placed in quarantine and test

results are expected in the afternoon.

According to Brussels Airport spokesman Muls Florence, the person became ill while she was on a flight from Freetown, Sierra Leone.

The plane landed in Brussels at around 4:30 a.m. (0330 GMT). When the suspect case was known, airport staff activated the procedure that has been put in place to identify and deal with possible Ebola victims as they enter Belgian territory.

Other passengers also went through additional checks at the airport, said a spokesman for the Federal Public Health of Belgium.