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Spanish nurse is first to contract Ebola outside Africa

Spain’s Health Minister Ana Mato said a nurse, who treated a missionary from Sierra Leone for Ebola at a Madrid hospital has tested positive for the disease, in what is the first reported incident of transmission outside Africa.

The woman went to the Alcorcon hospital in the Madrid suburbs with a fever and was placed in isolation. Mato said the infection was confirmed by two tests.


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