Ebola scare: Norway airline grounds flight

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Ebola scare for Norway arline at Copenhagen airport. Photo: Shutterstock
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An SAS plane was emergency landed in Copenhagen airport on Saturday after it was thought a passenger was infected with the Ebola virus.

The flight was grounded at Copenhagen Airport from Paris on Saturday after SAS staff suspected a female passenger of suffering from Ebola-like symptoms.

After one-hour of examination of the passenger at the airport was enough to convince medical experts it was safe to let all passengers leave the plane.

It was revealed the passenger at the centre of the scare was a French traveller, but who has visited West Africa, a high-risk area for catching Ebola, reported NTB.

Press spokesperson for SAS, Trine Kromann-Mikkelsen, said to VG: “The airplane has been released by the doctor and police. The doctor said that the passenger in question is not infected by Ebola.”

Copenhagen aiport was quick to defend its capability to handle a potential Ebola threat.

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Copenhagen Airport spokeswoman Lea Holm told Danish broadcaster DR: “Today we saw that our emergency procedures work. It is best to be on the safe side in these cases.”

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