Skip to content

Spanish priest stricken with Ebola returned to Europe for treatment; Victims left rotting in streets

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
8/8/2014 (3 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Ebola outbreak taking on desperation not seen since the Black Death

Seventy-five-year-old Missionary Miguel Pajares, a Spanish priest has become the first person carrying the deadly Ebola virus to be brought back to Europe for treatment. In the meantime, shocking new photographs have emerged showing more victims being dumped in streets across West Africa.

Seventy-five-year-old Missionary Miguel Pajares, a Spanish priest has become the first person carrying the deadly Ebola virus to be brought back to Europe for treatment.

Seventy-five-year-old Missionary Miguel Pajares, a Spanish priest has become the first person carrying the deadly Ebola virus to be brought back to Europe for treatment.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
8/8/2014 (3 years ago)

Published in Europe

Keywords: Ebola, Spanish priest, outbreak, quarantine


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - At a hospital in Madrid, a convoy of medics in protective suits escorted Pajares after he was repatriated on a specially-adapted Airbus plane from Liberia in West Africa. Testing positive for the killer disease, Pajares was put in quarantine.

The priest had been treating patients infected with Ebola at a hospital his Catholic humanitarian group runs, was flown back to Spain accompanied by a nun. While she was uninfected, the nun was also quarantined.

SAVE Iraqi Christians from Genocide --

Parajes was under heavy guard as he became the first confirmed patient to be treated in Europe.

Parajes was under heavy guard as he became the first confirmed patient to be treated in Europe.


The pair were taken to an isolation ward at Madrid's Carlos III hospital after 30 patients were reportedly evacuated.

"The patients have arrived well, though a little disoriented. They are both now in quarantine," Madrid health official Javier Rodriguez told reporters.

Twelve medical staff working in three shifts will care for them in a building which has been cleared of other patients.

Journalists gathered outside the hospital in Spain

Journalists gathered outside the hospital in Spain's capital as the 75-year-old arrived.


Rafael Perez-Santamarina, director of Madrid's La Paz hospital, said medical checks showed Pajares was in stable condition.

Officials say neither of the patients were bleeding, which is a symptom of an advanced stage of the illness.

In the meantime, The African nations of Liberia and Sierra Leone have declared a state of emergency. Hundreds of soldiers have set up roadblocks to prevent villagers from reaching cities.

A Saudi man who was being treated for Ebola-like symptoms after visiting Sierra Leone died yesterday at a hospital in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. If confirmed, it would be the first Ebola death outside Africa.

The 75-year-old had been treating Ebola patients in one of the worst-hit parts of Liberia, west Afri

The 75-year-old had been treating Ebola patients in one of the worst-hit parts of Liberia, west Africa.


New photographs show more victims lying in the street as chaos and fear reign among the authorities.

In the capital of Guinea, Conakry - a city of 1.7 million people, photographs emerged of police looking on helplessly after a man collapsed in a puddle of water in a crowded street.

Officers sealed off the area but no one approached or moved the man for several hours because they feared he might be infected. He was then taken to an Ebola control center for assessment and to be quarantined.

Guinea was where the outbreak began and has been the worst-affected country so far with a death toll of 363 - higher on its own than any previous Ebola outbreak in history.

---


'Help give every student and teacher Free resources for a world-class moral Catholic education'


Copyright 2018 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for JANUARY 2018
Religious Minorities in Asia.
That Christians, and other religious minorities in Asian countries, may be able to practise their faith in full freedom.


Comments


More Europe

Here's the real-life Catholic village that inspired C.S. Lewis' 'Narnia'; Watch

Image of Narni is the real-life village that inspired C.S. Lewis' mythical Narnia.

The magical realm of Narnia is the setting of C. S. Lewis' beloved children's book The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. There, four ... continue reading


How does the Vatican fight money laundering? Watch

Image of The Vatican has several measures in place to prevent money laundering.

The Council of Europe's Moneyval committee has praised the Holy See's financial intelligence unit, the Financial Information Authority, in ... continue reading


Scholars discover fragments of a banned gospel of Jesus Watch

Image of Fragments of the Gospel written in Greek provide a new translation for scholars to evaluate.

Scholars have discovered fragments of a banned "gospel" of Christ in a collection of ancient manuscripts at Oxford University. The ... continue reading


Will ISIS attack the Vatican this Christmas? Watch

Image of The message is clear, ISIS is begging the help of a lone wolf terrorist to perform an attack they can no longer do themselves.

A pro-ISIS media group has threatened the Vatican once again. The Wafa' Media Foundation has published another poster suggesting the ... continue reading


ISIS threatens Pope Francis, Catholics with disturbing propaganda images Watch

Image of ISIS has issued two disturbing images, pledging attacks on Christians.

The Islamic State has threatened Pope Francis by name. The tattered terror organization has published a propaganda poster that shows an ... continue reading


Never Miss any Updates!

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers.

Information
Learn about Catholic world

Catholic Online
Inform - Inspire - Ignite

Catholic Online Saints
Your saints explained

Catholic Online Prayers
Prayers for every need

Catholic Online Bible
Complete bible online

Catholic Online News
Your news Catholic eye

Daily Reading
Today's bible reading

Lent / Easter
Death & resurrection of Jesus

Advent / Christmas
Birth of Jesus

Rest of Catholic Online
All Catholic world we offer

Services
Products and services we offer

Catholic Online Shopping
Catholic medals, gifts & books

The California Network
Inspiring streaming service

Advertise on Catholic Online
Your ads on catholic.org

Catholic Online Email
Email with Catholic feel

Catholic Online Singles
Safe, secure Catholic dating

The California Studios
World-class post production service

Education
Learn the Catholic way

Catholic Online School
Free Catholic education for all

Student Classes
K-12 & Adult Education Classes

School Teachers
Teacher lesson plans & resources

Support Free Education
Tax deductible support Free education

Socials
Connect with us online

Catholic Online on Facebook
Catholic social network

Catholic Online on Twitter
Catholic Tweets

Catholic Online on YouTube
Enjoy our videos

Catholic Online on Instagram
Shared Catholic moments

Catholic Online on Pinterest
Catholic ideas style inspiration

Catholic Online Logo

Copyright 2018 Catholic Online. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U.S. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2018 Catholic Online. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.