Spain Reports First Case of Ebola Contracted Outside West Africa

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

A Spanish nurse has become the first person to be infected with Ebola outside of West Africa.

She has treated two Ebola victims at Madrid's La Paz-Carlos III hospital.

Both the patients the nurse helped care for died from the disease.

Spanish priest Miguel Pajares, 75, was infected with Ebola in Liberia and died at Madrid's La Paz-Carlos III hospital on August 12.


Another Spanish missionary, Manuel Garcia Viejo, 69, was repatriated from Sierra Leone and died at the same hospital on September 25.

Both were members of the Hospital Order of San Juan de Dios, a Roman Catholic group that runs a charity working with Ebola victims in Africa.
Source: AFP



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