Officials Probe How Spanish Nurse Caught Ebola

October 7, 2014 6:17 PM

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Spanish officials are investigating how a nurse in Madrid contracted the Ebola virus, becoming the first person known to catch the virus outside West Africa, the flashpoint of the current outbreak.

Health officials said the woman helped to treat two Spanish missionary priests who died last month after being flown back from Liberia and Sierra Leone. But they said all proper safety procedures were followed in the care of the missionaries.

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