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8/8/2014 (1 year ago)

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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.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

8/8/2014 (1 year 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.

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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.

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