A Spanish priest who contracted ebola while working in Liberia has died in hospital, health authorities in Madrid have confirmed.
Fr Parajes had been in quarantine in Madrid’s Carlos III Hospital Spain’s Health Ministry said Fr Pajares was being treated with the experimental drug ZMapp, manufactured by U.S. company Mapp Biopharmaceutical.
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 presidency 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 potential treatment or prevention.” [eap_ad_3]