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Spanish priest with Ebola arrives in Spain

Thursday, August 07, 2014 - 01:30

A Spanish priest infected with a strain of the deadly Ebola virus arrives in Madrid as Nigeria warns that the lethal disease puts ''everyone'' at risk. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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Enclosed in an isolation chamber, A Spanish priest infected with the deadly Ebola virus arrives in Spain. So dangerous is the disease that his escorts are clad head to foot in protective clothing. Miguel Pajares is the first European infected with the virus that has already killed more than 900 people in West Africa. 75 years old, he was working for a non-governmental organization in Liberia. A co-worker who tested negative is undergoing further tests in Madrid. The disease, that is devastating three West African nations, is also beginning to appear in neighboring Nigeria. Two people have died there and eight others are suspected to be infected. The country's Minister of Health Onyenbuchi Chukwu, says Ebola is a global problem. (SOUNDBITE) (English) NIGERIA'S MINISTER OF HEALTH, ONYENBUCHI CHUKWU, SAYING: "Everyone is at risk, every nation is at risk and every individual is at risk." And in western countries, the crisis is causing unprecedented concern. At London's Royal Free Hospital a unit has been set up in case it is needed...in the knowledge that for more than half the people who contract it, Ebola is a death sentence.

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Spanish priest with Ebola arrives in Spain

Thursday, August 07, 2014 - 01:30