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Spanish nurse is suspected of Ebola infection

Spanish nurse suspected of catching Ebola from hospital patient infected in Sierra Leone

Spanish nurse is suspected of Ebola infection

MADRID (AP) -- A Spanish Health Ministry official says a nurse who treated a Sierra Leone missionary for Ebola has tested positive for the disease, with authorities awaiting the results of a second test to confirm what would be the first known infection inside Spain.

The official said Monday the female nurse was part of the medical team that treated a 69-year-old priest who died in a hospital last month after being flown to Madrid from Africa.

The woman went to the Alcorcon hospital in the Madrid suburbs with a high fever and was placed in isolation. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity in accordance with the regulations of his job, declined to name the woman.

The Health Ministry will give a news conference later Monday.


Updated : 2021-07-24 15:41 GMT+08:00