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Plane from Guinea briefly quarantined in Paris after Ebola scare

Published on Apr 4, 2014 6:57 PM

PARIS (AFP) - An Air France plane from the Ebola-hit west African country of Guinea was quarantined in Paris for two hours on Friday after the crew suspected a passenger may have the deadly disease, the airline said.

The flight from the Guinean capital Conakry landed at Paris's Charles De Gaulle airport at 5.28am local time with 187 passengers and 11 crew members on board.

Emergency services conducted checks for fever on all those travelling after a dirty toilet sparked concern that a passenger could be infected with the deadly and highly contagious disease, which apart from other symptoms triggers severe diarrhoea.

"The tests turned out negative," an Air France spokesman said.

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