Four hospitalized in Spain after first Ebola transmission outside Africa

October 7, 2014 12:15 PM

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Four hospitalized in Spain after first Ebola transmission outside Africa

MADRID (Reuters) - Four people have been hospitalized in Spain to try to stem the spread of Ebola after a Spanish nurse became the first person in the world known to have contracted the virus outside of Africa, health authorities said on Tuesday.

The nurse, who tested positive for the virus on Monday, her husband, who is showing no symptoms of the disease, and two other people are being closely monitored in hospital, health officials told a news conference in Madrid.

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