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.