Nigerian woman suspected of Ebola dies in UAE

Dubai - Health officials in the Emirati capital of Abu Dhabi say that a Nigerian woman who arrived on a flight transiting the city and who may have been infected with the Ebola virus has died.

The city's Health Authority said in a statement carried by the state news agency WAM late on Sunday that the 35-year-old was travelling from Nigeria to India for treatment of advanced metastatic cancer.

Her health deteriorated while in transit at Abu Dhabi's main airport and as medics were trying to resuscitate her, they found signs that suggested a possible Ebola virus infection.

The woman's husband and the five medics who treated her are being isolated pending test results.

- AP
Marcel De Graaf 2014-08-18 10:40:35 AM
It's spreading, creeping death.
Christina Setloboko 2014-08-18 11:04:53 AM
Only GOD can help us here, nothing we can do, no one and no country is safe from this disease.
Joel Mabeke 2014-08-18 11:06:50 AM
Its not heading to Mzansi its hear already. The officials are mum about a case in Randfontein and Diepsloot.
Bento Maepa 2014-08-18 01:06:05 PM
I think people should STOP making false claims about EBOLA cases. This is no joking matter it is serious. Be sure you have substantiated information before posting it on any social network forum.
Messaih 2014-08-18 01:11:04 PM
I was thinking about this SAA saga of refusing to stop traveling to the infected areas. Some crew members use the guatrain to go to the airport so if any of them do get infected imagine how quickly this disease can spread the way the train gets full nowadays???? *just a thought
Lia Borges 2014-08-18 04:17:00 PM
Tell us more Joel, where did you get your info from?
Lia Borges 2014-08-18 04:18:12 PM
Yes why is SAA stir flying to affected areas, and putting more people at risk!! Greed!
mlindos 2014-08-19 01:42:22 PM
Halting flights from West Africa will save us from more than just ebola