Dubai, Aug 18: Health officials in the Emirati capital of Abu Dhabi say that a Nigerian woman who arrived on a flight transiting the city and who may have been infected with the Ebola virus has died. The city’s Health Authority said in a statement carried by the state news agency WAM yesterday that the 35-year-old was travelling from Nigeria to India for treatment of advanced metastatic cancer.

Her health deteriorated while in transit at Abu Dhabi’s main airport and as medics were trying to resuscitate her, they found signs that suggested a possible Ebola virus infection. The woman’s husband and the five medics who treated her are being isolated pending test results.