Spanish priest dies after catching Ebola virus

A Spanish priest who caught Ebola in Liberia has died of the disease in a hospital in Madrid.

Fr Miguel Pajares, 75, died on August 12 after being evacuated from West Africa by Spain.

He was reportedly being given the experimental ZMapp drug.

Fr Pajares had been working with Ebola patients at the San Jose de Monrovia Hospital when he became infected.

He was part of the Spain-based San Juan de Dios order, which runs hospitals around the world.

More than 1000 people have died in the latest Ebola outbreak, mostly in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria.

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