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    Spain repatriates priest with Ebola from Africa
    Updated: 4:24 pm

    MADRID (AP) ? The Spanish government is preparing to repatriate a priest who has been diagnosed with the Ebola virus after working in Sierra Leone.

    In a statement Saturday, the Ministry of Health says Brother Manuel Garcia Viejo, medical director of the San Juan de Dios Hospital in the city of Lunsar, has tested positive for the deadly virus and has expressed his desire to be transferred back to Spain...

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    Re: Spain to repatriate priest with Ebola from Sierra Leone

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    09/21/2014 - 1:15 General

    Brother Manuel Garc?a Viejo, medical director of the hospital in Sierra Leone has the Ebola virus

    The Hospitaller Order of St. John of God brother reports that the 69-year Spanish national, Manuel Garc?a Viejo, medical director of the Hospital San Juan de Dios Lunsar (Sierra Leone), has been tested positive for Ebola virus. Brother Manuel Garc?a Viejo is located in these receiving health care in a unit of Ebola Freetwon moments, and has manisfestado their desire to be repatriated to Spain.
    The Hospitaller Order respecting the will of brother Manuel Garc?a Viejo, and has therefore requested the Government of Spain transfer from Sierra Leone.

    The Hospitaller Order thanks the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation and the Ministry of Defence all the support we are receiving in these hard times. Also want to show their solidarity with the families of Brother Manuel.

    Old Brother Manuel Garcia is a specialist in internal medicine and a diploma in tropical medicine and belongs to the Hospitaller Order of 52 years, devoting the last 30 to work in Africa. For 12 years he is the medical director of the Hospital San Juan de Dios in Lunsar.


    Spain to repatriate from Sierra Leone priest diagnosed with Ebola

    Sun Sep 21, 2014 1:31pm GMT

    MADRID (Reuters) - Spain on Sunday sent a military plane to Sierra Leone to repatriate a Spanish Catholic priest working in the African country who has tested positive for the Ebola virus, the government said.

    Spain's health ministry said in a statement that Manuel Garcia Viejo, a member of the Hospital Order of San Juan de Dios, worked in the Western city of Lunsar.
    The plane left Spain around 0530 GMT, a spokesman for the defence ministry told Reuters. It was not yet clear whether the repatriation would take place on Sunday night or Monday morning.

    Once in Madrid, Garcia Viejo will be taken to the Carlos III hospital, where Pajares was treated, the health ministry said.
    "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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      Spain repatriated priest from Sierra Leone with Ebola died


      Repatriated missionary dies in Spain


      A Spanish missionary and doctor, suffering from Ebola and repatriated Monday in Sierra Leone where he ran a hospital, died Thursday in a hospital in Madrid, announced medical services.

      Doctor specializing in tropical medicine and director of a hospital in Sierra Leone, Manuel Garcia Viejo is the second Spanish missionary who died after contracting the virus, which has already claimed several thousand deaths in West Africa.

      Upon his arrival in Madrid, the doctors had said that he could not be treated with the serum ZMapp, which has not undergone clinical trials but was administered as compassionate to many people infected with the virus Ebola, as stocks are depleted worldwide.

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