Spanish priest with Ebola dies

Madrid - 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.

The Ebola virus, seen under a microscope. Picture: US CDC. Credit: Associated Press

He was repatriated with co-worker Juliana Bohi, a nun who has tested negative for the disease. - Reuters