Spain treats first case of Ebola; Spanish priest & nun test positive
The Ebola virus has spread to Europe. A Spanish priest infected with the
virus in Liberia arrived in Madrid for treatment today. 75 year old
Miguel Pajares (pictured above) had been working as a missionary in
Liberia when he tested positive for Ebola at the
San Jose de Monrovia Hospital in
Monrovia. A medically-equipped military jet was sent to Liberia
yesterday to repatriate Pajares.
A Spanish nun named Paciencia Melgar working in Equatorial Guinea has also tested positive to Ebola and will
also be repatriated to Spain.
The priest and the nun belonged to a Catholic humanitarian group that runs hospitals
around the world, and had been helping to treat patients infected with the
virus when they were infected.