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There was an Ebola virus scare at Piarco International Airport yesterday after London authorities flagged a Nigerian man, who was travelling aboard a British Airways (BA) flight to this country, as a possible case.

Speaking to the Express last night, acting Chief Medical Officer (CEO) at the Health Ministry Dr Colin Furlonge said the country’s health authorities immediately responded and were ready at the airport to swiftly deal with the situation.

However, he said the man was examined by a senior doctor at the ministry and cleared.

Flight BA 2159 originated in London Gatwick, England, then went on to St Lucia before landing in Trinidad before 4 p.m.  

Authorities at the airport were alerted of the possible Ebola case via the Joint Regional Communications Centre, based in Barbados, via the Advance Passenger Information database.
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