Spanish nurse contracts Ebola at Madrid hospital, first transmission of disease outside West Africa 

October 7, 2014 1:25 PM

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Spanish nurse contracts Ebola at Madrid hospital, first transmission of disease outside West Africa 

The 44-year-old woman, her husband, another nurse and a man who flew to Madrid from Nigeria are all hospitalized in isolation, though only the 44-year-old nurse has shown symptoms and been diagnosed with Ebola. She treated a Spanish priest who died Sept. 25 at the Carlos III hospital after doing missionary work in Sierra Leone. The nurse complained of symptoms a week before she was hospitalized. Some 50 people in Madrid are being monitored for symptoms of the disease as medical workers complain of substandard training and equipment.

A Spanish nurse contracted Ebola while treating an ill missionary priest in Madrid, sending the 44-year-old woman and her husband into hospitalized isolation, health officials there announced.

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