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Plane isolated at Madrid airport for Ebola

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Spanish authorities have isolated an Air France plane at Madrid’s airport and activated emergency health procedures after a passenger’s reported fever and shivers was treated as a suspected Ebola case, officials say.

A Spanish Airport Authority spokeswoman said the passenger jet had arrived in Madrid from Paris on Thursday.

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She said the plane was taken to a special area of the airport and the passengers were being kept on board.

A health ministry spokeswoman said they were treating it as a suspected case of Ebola.

Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity in keeping with the regulations of their respective offices.

Reports suggest there are 183 passengers on the plane.

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