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Spanish Priest Dies of Ebola in Madrid Hospital

Wed, 13 Aug 2014 01:41:22 +0000

Creatas/Thinkstock(MADRID) -- A Spanish missionary who contracted the Ebola virus while working in West Africa died at a Madrid Hospital.

According to BBC News, Miguel Pajares, 75, was airlifted to Spain from Liberia last week, along with a nun who tested negative for the virus. For the past few days he had been treated with the experimental drug Zmapp.

Pajares was part of a Catholic order at St. Joseph's Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia. The hospital has since been closed due to the outbreak, BBC News says.

The United Nations Health Agency says over 1,000 West Africans have died as the outbreak continues to spread.

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