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    Spanish missionary repatriated after contracting Ebola

    Latest update : 2014-08-06
    A Spanish air force plane departed Wednesday for Liberia to fly home a 75-year-old Spanish missionary infected with Ebola, the first patient to be returned to Europe in a fast-spreading outbreak of the deadly disease.

    The military Airbus A310, equipped overnight for a medical evacuation, took off for the west African country from Madrid's Torrejon military air base at around 1:30pm (1130 GMT), the defence ministry said in a Twitter message.
    Miguel Pajares, a Roman Catholic priest, tested positive for Ebola at the Saint Joseph Hospital in Monrovia where he was employed, according to the Spanish aid organisation he works for, Juan Ciudad ONGD....

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    Re: Spain - Ebola tracking 2014

    Missionary contagious Ebola, Miguel Pajares, land in Madrid in the coming hours

    - <abbr class="published" title="2014-08-06T09: 56: 57 + 00: 00">Posted on August 6, 2014</abbr>
    Predictably, transfer and isolated in the Hospital Carlos III or La Paz.

    Miguel Pajares (Source:joseatrujillo).

    The missionary priest Miguel Pajares, infected by the Ebola virus will be transferred to Madrid in the coming hours. Thus, as has officially Ministry of Defence, the pastor will travel from Liberia on a medicalized aircraft accompanied by a provision of effective health specialist medical safety, as specified in his instructions to the World Health Organization. This airplane will in the coming hours toward the African country since the Madrid suburb of Torrejon de Ardoz.
    As has been made ​​public, the decision to repatriate Miguel Pajares was reached after a meeting between the Ministries of Defence, Interior and Exterior. Starting Health, say the risk of infection is "very low".

    Similarly, scheduled to land at the base of Torrej?n de Ardoz in the coming hours, where you will find a mobile ICU SUMMA and police patrol. Is expected to be transferred to the Hospital Carlos III or General Hospital Universitario La Paz.

    It is possible that Miguel Pajares isolate a plant.


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      Re: Spain - Ebola surveillance 2014

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      Ebola outbreak: Spain to accept Europe?s first confirmed case of the virus

      By Fiona Govan, Madrid
      6:38PM BST 06 Aug 2014
      A medically-equipped military jet has been sent to Liberia to repatriate Miguel Pajares, 75, a Spanish missionary priest working at a hospital in the West African country.
      The priest was due to arrive back in Madrid in the early hours of this morning and would be immediately transferred to the capital?s Carlos III hospital where an isolation ward had been set up in preparation.

      The priest, who has spent five decades working as a missionary in Liberia, will be treated by only two medical professionals in a bid to contain the risk of virus spreading.

      ?The safety protocols we will use guarantee minimum risk,? said Mercedes Vinuesa Sebastian, the director general of public health in Spain.

      On hearing that he would be repatriated, the Spanish priest told Spain?s ABC newspaper by telephone: "This news has lifted my spirits, it is great. I am very happy. It is worth fighting on.?

      It will be the first time a confirmed case of Ebola is to be treated on European soil.
      "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
      -Nelson Mandela


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        Spanish Ebola patient stable in Madrid hospital

        Thu, 7 Aug 2014 10:50 GMT
        MADRID, Aug 7 (Reuters) - The first European infected by a strain of Ebola that has killed more than 932 people in West Africa, Spanish priest Miguel Pajares, was stable in a Madrid hospital on Thursday after being airlifted from Liberia, health authorities said.
        Pajares, 75, was working for a non-governmental organisation in Liberia and was repatriated along with his co-worker Juliana Bohi, a nun who has tested negative for the disease.
        Liberia has declared a state of emergency over the crisis.
        "The patients have arrived well, though a little disoriented. They are both now in quarantine," Madrid health official Javier Rodriguez told a news conference.
        The medical plane flown out to Liberia to bring Pajares and Bohi back to Spain touched ground at a military base in Madrid at 0600 GMT before the two were escorted by police motorbikes and cars to the Carlos III hospital.
        The hospital has cleared the entire sixth floor to treat the two patients, the health union said.
        Highly contagious, Ebola, which has no known cure, kills more than half of the people who contract it. Victims suffer from fever, vomiting, diarrhoea and internal and external bleeding.



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          In English
          Spanish priest infected with ebola virus ?stable? but ?slightly disorientated?
          Miguel Pajares will be taken to Carlos III hospital for special treatment in isolation
          Pilar ?lvarez / Alejandra Torres Reyes Madrid 7 AGO 2014 - 14:51 CEST

          ...Pajares is in a ?clinically stable situation,? while Bohi is presenting ?a good general state,? according to Rafael Santamar?a, the manager of the La Paz-Carlos III hospitals in Madrid, who spoke to the press after both patients had been admitted for treatment. Neither is suffering from hemorrhaging, which is a positive sign given that bleeding is a sign that an ebola sufferer?s condition is worsening.

          Pajares is reported to be ?slightly disorientated? and feverish. He arrived in Spain with a catheter in place, ?so that his urine is collected in a bag and does not need to be touched by anyone,? Santamar?a explained. The priest is breathing without assistance, and is conscious, according to Antonio Alemany, one of the hospital chiefs, who said that both La Paz and Carlos III are ?in conditions to attend to this patient in any of the situations he could face throughout his illness.?...


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            Spanish priest with Ebola is treated with experimental serum

            4:23 p.m.Aug. 9, 2014

            Madrid, Aug 9 (EFE). ? The Spanish missionary infected with Ebola and admitted to a hospital in Madrid is being treated with the experimental serum ZMapp, also used in the United States for patients with the hemorrhagic virus.

            ZMapp was imported from Geneva with the authorization of the Spanish Health Ministry to be administered to Fr. Miguel Pajares, 75, who was repatriated on Thursday from Liberia.

            Doctors caring for the priest at Carlos III Hospital in Madrid, a leading institution in the treatment of tropical and infectious diseases, are therefore permitted to give him the serum, used in the United States to treat U.S. missionaries Nancy Writebol and Kent Brantly, also repatriated from Liberia.
            For its part, the family of Fr. Miguel Pajares confirmed that he remains in stable condition and without hemorrhaging.
            "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
            -Nelson Mandela


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              Health Hospital Says Spanish Priest With Ebola Dies

              A spokeswoman for a Madrid hospital says a Spanish missionary priest who was evacuated from Liberia last week after testing positive for Ebola has died.

              The spokeswoman said Miguel Pajares, 75, died Tuesday at Carlos III Hospital, where he was being treated.

              Spain's Health Ministry said Monday it had obtained a course of the U.S.-made experimental drug ZMapp over the weekend to treat the priest. The Madrid hospital on Tuesday would not confirm that he had been treated with the drug, but his order said earlier he would be.

              The hospital official spoke on condition of anonymity because the hospital's rules prevent staff from being identified.