17 Oct 2014

Ebola Scare: 63-year-old American flying from Nigeria to JFK dies in his seat after vomiting profusely; ...heart attack NOT Ebola

A 63-year-old American man has died during a flight from Nigeria to New York's JFK after vomiting profusely - but it was only a 'cursory' exam by the CDC that confirmed he did not have Ebola.

The unnamed passenger boarded an Arik Air plane out of Lagos, Nigeria, on Wednesday night, but passed away before the plane reached its final destination.

Flight attendants called the CDC, Port Authority and customs officials, who then boarded the plane in protective gear as it touched down, forcing 145 worried passengers to remain on board.



The authorities then conducted tests on the body and it was only a short evaluation that suggested he did not have the deadly virus, prompting concerns there are still 'vulnerabilities' at airports.

According to the New York Daily News, the man, who was traveling alone, also suffered chest pains before he died. This morning, a Port Authority source said he passed away of an apparent heart attack, but this is yet to be confirmed.

Following his death, the U.S. citizen's body was handed over to the Port Authority who removed it from the plane, with the CDC allegedly providing little information on how to deal with the remains.

It comes just days after Congressman King claimed that President Barack Obama should suspend travel to the U.S. from West Africa to avoid the spread of the deadly virus.

He tweeted on Tuesday: 'POTUS should suspend travel to US from W Africa & visas to citizens of W Africa nations until we get clearer analysis of Ebola transmission.'

Nigeria is 1,000 miles east of the three West African countries suffering from an Ebola outbreak, but has had 19 cases of the virus.

However there have been no new patients in recent months and, according to the World Health Organization, if there are no more by Monday, they will officially be declared 'Ebola-free.'


Credit: Wills Robinson/DailyMail

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