Selda Durmaz, a Turkish Airlines (THY) flight attendant, reportedly lost her life on Friday night in an Istanbul hospital as a result of a mosquito bite in Nigeria, while she was on duty.

Shortly after her trip to Nigeria, she got sick. On her return to Istanbul, she went to the hospital because of a persistent high fever.

Twice she was diagnosed with the flu, but the third hospital diagnosed her with malaria which she picked up in Nigeria.Durmaz was later given medical treatment in Istanbul at a private hospital, but she lost her life on Friday night at around 2 a.m.

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