A Nigerian passenger, who arrived in Turkey early Aug. 12, created panic when she became ill onboard a Turkish Airlines plane flying from Lagos to Istanbul, prompting authorities to take measures against a possible case of the Ebola virus.
The 32-year-old woman reportedly fell ill to fever and vomited during the flight before the pilot demanded paramedics to the plane upon arrival.
Above-normal temperatures in summer and mild winter weather in recent years have contributed to the adaptation and reproduction of Bengal tigers and monkeys at the Konya Karatay Zoo, according to officials.
The Bengal tigers at the zoo gave birth to 14 cubs in four years, while monkeys gave birth to three babies in two years.
Nigeria on Monday confirmed a new case of Ebola in the financial capital Lagos, bringing the total number of people in the country with the virus to 10.
Health minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said the latest confirmed case was a female nurse who came into contact with a Liberian-American man, Patrick Sawyer, who died of Ebola in a Lagos hospital on July 25.
The male patient from Ploiesti admitted to the "Matei Bals" National Institute in Bucharest on Sunday was diagnosed with malaria, the institute's manager Adrian Streinu Cercel told a press conference on Monday.
Streinu Cercel said the patient was transferred to the Victor Babes Hospital, the tropical disease unit.
The Romanian embassies in West Africa have received no requests for assistance for the repatriation of Romanian citizens and were neither informed about possible cases of Romanian citizens infected with the Ebola virus in the West African states, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) announced on Sunday in a release sent to AGERPRES.
The World Health Organization has declared the Ebola outbreak an international public health emergency – its highest-level alert possible, Friday.
"The possible consequences of further international spread are particularly serious in view of the virulence of the virus," the UN health agency said in a statement, following a two day meeting in their headquarters in Geneva.