Medical staff wearing protection suits stand next to the Air France Airbus A321, which landed at Barajas International Airport in Madrid, Spain, on Oct. 16 2014
Paco Campos—EPA
By Rishi Iyengar
October 17, 2014

An Air France flight from Paris was grounded after arriving at Madrid airport on Thursday after one of its passengers showed Ebola-like symptoms.

The passenger was promptly rushed to a local hospital after shaking and showing signs of fever throughout the flight, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Crew members and the 162 passengers were allowed to disembark on Thursday afternoon, and those who were in direct contact or sat nearby the hospitalized passenger are being closely monitored.

Air France canceled the return flight to Paris and said the aircraft would be thoroughly disinfected before resuming operations.

The London Evening Standard reported that the passenger is believed to have visited Lagos in Nigeria.

[WSJ]

Write to Rishi Iyengar at rishi.iyengar@timeasia.com.

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