Spanish priest with Ebola dies in hospital

Madrid - The first European infected by a strain of Ebola that has killed over 1 000 people in West Africa, Spanish priest Miguel Pajares, has died in hospital, a spokesperson from Madrid health authorities said on Tuesday.

Pajares, aged 75, was airlifted from Liberia on 7 August after contracting the disease while working for a non-governmental organisation in the African country.

He was repatriated with co-worker Juliana Bohi, a nun who has tested negative for the disease.

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Penny Kemert 2014/08/12 11:24:19 AM
RIP and thank you for being an amazing human.
Songezo Ndyebo Mcapukisi 2014/08/12 11:25:51 AM
May his soul rest in peace and deep condolences to the family and the nation. I am worried that this Ebola is out of control. Didn't he get the US drug? This is scary
Melusi Musagwiza 2014/08/12 11:39:23 AM
Rest in peace servant of God
Karin Devereux Rackley 2014/08/12 11:43:15 AM
Alta Steyn 2014/08/12 11:48:46 AM
Kensong, the reason for him dying eventhough he received the drug could be his age counting against him. Maybe his body was too weak already when they started treatment. Have a little faith and don't be so quick to give up.
Nandipha Mdingwa 2014/08/12 12:13:08 PM
Oh my God this eBola....please help us God. I'v been heared about this desease...what are the signs and symptoms of this desease?
Frans Mosia 2014/08/12 12:25:11 PM
This is a deadly virus, AIDS is like flu compared to ebola. God bless Africa. RIP to the man of God.
Tangai Defe 2014/08/12 01:06:05 PM
USA even has the patents for the Ebola virus.They alsi invented the Aids virus thru R Gallo at al!!!!!
Moi 2014/08/12 03:49:54 PM
RIP Father Pajares.