Spanish priest with Ebola dies in hospital

by Reuters
Tuesday, 12 August 2014 08:47 GMT

MADRID, Aug 12 (Reuters) - The first European infected by a strain of Ebola that has killed over 1,000 people in West Africa, Spanish priest Miguel Pajares, has died in hospital, a spokeswoman from Madrid health authorities said on Tuesday.

Pajares, 75, was airlifted from Liberia on August 7 after contracting the disease while working for a non-governmental organisation in the African country.

He was repatriated with co-worker Juliana Bohi, a nun who has tested negative for the disease. (Reporting by Teresa Larraz, writing by Paul Day; Editing by Julien Toyer)

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