147 passengers EVACUATED from Boeing 737 in France over fear of CHOLERA outbreak
The emergency alert happened at the airport in Perpignan, France, which had just arrived from Oran, Algeria.
Passengers were cleared from the plane after it landed just before 2pm local time.
Emergency services than took the child to a hospital to undergo tests.
Others on board were all made to disinfect their hands and their details were taken for monitoring.
Airport staff were given a warning by the medical authorities in Algeria.
There was an outbreak of Cholera in Algeria earlier this year – which killed two people.
Cholera is highly contagious and can be transferred by contact with infected fecal matter, or contaminated food or water.
It can kill within hours if the symptons are ignored – and was known as the Blue Death during outbreaks in Britain during the 1800s.
“The eight-year-old child is still undergoing tests.