Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

8/8/2014 (2 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 (2 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 2017 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for DECEMBER 2016
Universal:
End to Child-Soldiers: That the scandal of child-soldiers may be eliminated the world over.
Evangelization: Europe: That the peoples of Europe may rediscover the beauty, goodness, and truth of the Gospel which gives joy and hope to life.



Comments


More Europe

Archbishop warns: Italy to become a Muslim country in 10 years Watch

Image of Italian Archbishop, Carlo Liberati [not pictured] has warned Italy will become a Muslim country in 10 years.

By David Drudge (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

The number of Muslims in Italy is growing rapidly, prompting one archbishop to issue a warning - Italy will become a Muslim country in a decade if the people do not wise up to what's happening. LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) - A Catholic Archbishop has a dire ... continue reading


Glorifying terrorism or displaying history? Hijacked truck used by terrorist in Berlin's Christmas market to be placed as museum exhibit Watch

Image of The museum curator insists the truck deserves to be displayed as a historical piece, though many find it offensive and unnecessary.

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

A museum in Bonn, Germany may create a terrorist collection for its visitors. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The Haus der Geschichte, or House of History, is currently deciding whether to include the truck that mowed down and killed twelve people in the Berlin ... continue reading


UPDATE Is Queen Elizabeth okay? Hasn't been seen in 10 days and vicious hoax claimed she passed away Watch

Image of Is Queen Elizabeth on her deathbed?

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has made her first public appearance since falling ill Christmas weekend.The Monarch awarded a Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (LVO) to Ray Wheaton for his services to the Royal Family and Royal household and sent the President of Turkey ... continue reading


Vatican investigation continues despite Order of Malta's pledge of loyalty Watch

Image of Fra' Matthew Festing has promised Pope Francis his loyalty.

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Fra' Matthew Festing, the leader of the Order of Malta, recently promised his loyalty to Pope Francis, amid a Vatican investigation. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The Order of Malta is one of the oldest lay religious orders of the Catholic Church. It has ... continue reading


Islamic State general invades Europe with an army of 400 disguised as refugees Watch

Image of Lavdrim Muhaxheri is an ISIS general, rumored to be back in Europe with a force of 400 men.

By David Drudge (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

As the vise tightens on ISIS in Syria and Iraq, the barbaric terrorist state is sending its soldiers abroad to spread terror around the world. Now an ISIS general is rumored to be in Europe with 400 of his best soldiers, all disguised and ready to attack. LOS ANGELES, ... continue reading


ISIS releases terrifying warnings to 'disbelieving dogs' this New Years Eve Watch

Image of ISIS threatens Christmas and New Year attacks.

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

The Islamic State has posted several threatening messages to its encrypted social media site Telegram. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - According to Foreign Desk News, several graphics have been released on Telegram, all of which call for lone wolf attacks amid New ... continue reading


Man dressed as ISIS terrorist WALKS across border with flag, and isn't stopped Watch

Image of Dressed a a terrorist and carrying a fake gun and ISIS flag, Vlad Tapes exposes a glaring hole in European border security.

By David Drudge (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Following the killing of Europe's most wanted terrorist in Italy, people in Germany have asked how is it that a most wanted terrorist can cross borders without detection? One man made a video to answer the question. LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) -- German and ... continue reading


Berlin Christmas Market terrorist Amis Amri killed by HERO police trainee in Milan, had previously sworn allegiance to ISIS Watch

Image of Police have confirmed the man they shot is the terrorist Amis Amri, who drove a truck into a crowded market.

By Marshall Connolly, (California Network)

Terrorist Amis Amri was shot and killed by an Italian police trainee in Milan on Friday. The incident ends a massive international manhunt for the suspect who drove a big rig truck into a crowded Christmas market in Berlin, killing 12 and injuring 38 others. LOS ... continue reading


WHY WASN'T HE LOCKED UP? Terrorist who drove big rig into Christmas crowd was a well-known refugee terror suspect Watch

Image of Anis Amri has a long criminal record and has been arrested several times.

By Marshall Connolly (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

The hunt continues for Anis Amri, the terrorist from Tunisia who drove a big rig truck into a crowded Christmas market in Berlin, killing 12 and injuring 48. We know his identity because he left his identification in the truck. LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) -- ... continue reading


Berlin mourns Christmas Market victims as German Bishops call for Day of Prayer Watch

Image of Germany mourns the victims of the Christmas Market terror attack.

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

German authorities remain on the hunt for the person or persons responsible for Berlin's Christmas Market attack. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Officials spoke to the Washington Post on the condition of anonymity and admitted a wallet, not belonging to the ... continue reading


All Europe News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

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

Subscribe to Catholic OnlineYouTube Channel

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Hebrews 5:1-10
1 Every high priest is taken from among human beings and is appointed to ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 110:1, 2, 3, 4
1 [Of David Psalm] Yahweh declared to my Lord, 'Take your seat at my ... Read More

Gospel, Mark 2:18-22
18 John's disciples and the Pharisees were keeping a fast, when some ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for January 16th, 2017 Image

St. Fursey
January 16: Irish monastic founder, the brother of Sts. ... Read More