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Student with cold 'traumatized' after being accused of having Ebola

A student from Ghana suffering from a bad cold was covered in black plastic and quarantined by Czech medical workers afraid he had Ebola.

The student passed through security at the airport, but was picked up at Prague's main railway station, the BBC reports. Zita Okaikwe, Ghana's Prague envoy, told the BBC her country planned on filing a formal complaint over the incident.

Ghana is not one of the countries in Africa affected by the Ebola outbreak. A BBC reporter in Accra reports that Ghanaians are "outraged" over how the student was treated, and Okaikwe said the student is traumatized. The video below, from Russian media, is purportedly footage of the student being wheeled out of the station to an ambulance. --Catherine Garcia