Ebola: Spanish Priest Dies In Hospital

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hospitalHealth authorities confirm the first European to be infected with the strain which has killed more than 1,000 people has died.10:40am UK, Tuesday

A Spanish priest who contracted ebola while working in has died in hospital, health authorities in Madrid have confirmed.

Father Miguel Pajares the first European infected by a strain of the virus that has killed more than 1,000 people in West .

He airlifted from August 7 after becoming infected while working for a non-governmental there.

The 75-year-old flown to Spain for treatment with co-worker Juliana Bohi, a nun who has since tested negative for the disease.

Fr Parajes had been in quarantine in Madrid’ Carlos III Hospital Spain’ Health Ministry said Fr Pajares was being treated with the experimental drug ZMapp, manufactured by U.. Mapp Biopharmaceutical.

US aid workers infected by the disease have shown some of improvements since being given the drug.[eap_ad_2]

Fr Pajares was part of a Catholic order at St Joseph’ Hospital in capital, Monrovia.

A Congolese nun died at the hospital over the weekend, days after its director also passed away.

The hospital has since been closed because of the outbreak.

The US has approved a request for sample doses of ZMapp to be sent to Liberia, initially to treat doctors infected with the virus, Liberia’s said.

A panel of medical has ruled that it is ethical for infected patients to be treated with experimental such as ZMapp, the World Health said.

The UN health agency said in a statement: “In the particular circumstances of this outbreak, and provided certain conditions are met, the panel reached consensus that it is ethical to offer unproven interventions with as yet unknown efficacy and adverse effects, as treatment or prevention.” [eap_ad_3]