Spanish nurse is suspected of Ebola infection

Oct 6, 2014 2:20 PM by News Staff

MADRID (AP) - Spain's Health Minister says a nurse who treated a missionary from Sierra Leone for Ebola at a Madrid hospital has tested positive for the disease, in what is the first reported incident of transmission outside Africa.

Health Minister Ana Mato said on Monday the female nurse was part of the medical team that treated a 69-year-old Spanish priest who died in a hospital last month after being flown back from Sierra Leone, where he was posted.

The woman went to the Alcorcon hospital in the Madrid suburbs with a fever and was placed in isolation. Mato says the infection was confirmed by two tests.

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