World
Evacuated Spanish priest with Ebola dies
Publish Date: Aug 12, 2014
Evacuated Spanish priest with Ebola dies
A file handout picture taken and released on August 7, 2014 by the Spanish Defense Ministry shows Roman Catholic priest Miguel Pajares, who contracted the deadly Ebola virus, being transported from Madrids Torrejon air base to the Carlos III hospital upon his arrival in Spain. The Carlos III hospital confirmed the death of evacuated Spanish priest Pajares on August 12, 2014. AFP PHOTO / SPANISH DEFENSE MINISTRY / INAKI GOMEZ
  • mail
  • img
newvision

MADRID - An elderly Spanish priest infected with Ebola died in a Madrid hospital on Tuesday, five days after being evacuated from Liberia, a hospital spokeswoman said.


The 75-year-old Roman Catholic priest, Miguel Pajares, was being treated in Spain with an experimental US serum, ZMapp, after being flown to Madrid on August 7.


He contracted Ebola at the Saint Joseph Hospital in the Liberian capital Monrovia where he worked with patients suffering from the disease.


"It is confirmed. He died at 9:28 am," said a spokeswoman for Spain's La Paz-Carlos III hospital.
The priest had been treated with ZMapp, she said.


The medicine arrived at Madrid's La Paz-Carlos III hospital on Saturday after Spain's drug safety agency exceptionally cleared its import to treat the deadly disease.


Ebola has now claimed four lives in 10 days among the staff of the same Saint Joseph Hospital in Monrovia, which has since been shuttered.


The hospital is run by the Juan Ciudad ONGD charity, which was established by a Spanish Roman Catholic order, the Hospitaller Brothers of St. John of God.


The religious order issued a statement confirming the priest's death.


It thanked the government and people for their support, highlighting the "good work" by hospital staff who treated the priest.
The Roman Catholic order said it would not be making further comment.

AFP

Related Stories

US frees up another experimental Ebola drug

WHO declares Ebola epidemic a global emergency

Race on for Ebola drug

W.Africa feels knock-on effects of battle against Ebola
 

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Thousands of women march for peace in Congo
housands of women staged a march for peace in the Republic of Congo's capital Brazzaville Sunday as pressure builds over mooted constitutional changes that would pave the way for the president to extend his hold on power....
Kuwaiti authorities are closely monitoring several relatives of "Jihadi John" who live and work in the Gulf emirate where the Islamic State executioner was born, press reports said on Sunday....
Sick girl, 14, asks to be allowed to die
Chile''s President Michelle Bachelet visits a 14-year-old girl suffering from cystic fibrosis who appealed to be allowed to end her life....
Obama condemns Russian opposition leader
Obama condemned what he called the "brutal" and "vicious" murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov....
Russian opposition leader Nemtsov
The murder of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was carefully planned, investigators said Saturday, pointing to details of the weapon used and the killers' knowledge of his movements....
North Korean leader tells army:
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has urged his army to prepare for war with the United States and its allies, state media said Saturday, as Pyongyang ramps up the rhetoric ahead of US-South Korea military drills....
Do you think government is doing enough to contain the typhoid out break?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter