Spain repatriates priest with Ebola from Africa

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Posted: Sep 20, 2014 1:52 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.

Spanish officials were still finalizing the details of his transport.

He is the second Spanish missionary to catch Ebola. Father Miguel Pajares, 75, was flown back to Spain from Liberia and treated with the experimental Ebola medicine ZMapp but died on Aug. 12.