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Spanish priest with Ebola dies

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

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

Published Aug 12, 2014

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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.

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

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