Mystery illness tourist returns to China for treatment

China Plus Published: 2017-07-13 17:09:27
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A Chinese tourist who suddenly fell ill while travelling in Bali will fly back to China for treatment by Friday at the earliest.

33-year-old Yang Ting, a bus driver from Chongqing Municipality, came down with a fever on July 5 in the Indonesia's tourist paradise. She went into convulsions and was taken to a local hospital.

Yang Ting in a local hospital in Bali. [Photo:]

Yang Ting in a local hospital in Bali. [Photo:]

It's reported doctors there couldn't find the cause of the disease, and with Yang's condition deteriorating, they suggested her family take her back to China for treatment.

Yang's mother and cousin arrived in Bali on July 9, planning to charter a plane to bring Yang back home.

But they were told a plane would cost at least 500,000 yuan (73,700 US dollars), much more than they could afford. 

After Yang's colleagues and friends were informed of the bad news, they started raising money online.

Thanks to generous donations, Yang is expected to fly home by Friday.

Yang has been described as a kind and enthusiastic go-getter. She once took a passenger who had fainted in her bus to hospital, and then took him back home after he came round.

Yang Ting in a local hospital in Bali. [Photo:]

Yang Ting in a local hospital in Bali. [Photo:]

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