BREAKING NEWS: Spanish Nurse’s Assistant Becomes The First Person To Contract Ebola...

BREAKING NEWS: Spanish Nurse’s Assistant Becomes The First Person To Contract Ebola Outside Africa

By Salisu Sulaimon | Sub-Editor on October 6, 2014
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Pacific Partnership doctors and nurses, embarked aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), attend to Vietnamese citizens during a dental civic action program at Hai Cong School in 2010. (Photo Credit: U.S. Navy/Jon Husman/Released)

A nurse’s assistant in Spain is the first person known to have contracted Ebola outside of Africa in the current outbreak.

Spanish Health Minister Ana Mato announced Monday that a test confirmed the assistant has the virus, CNN reports.

She had helped treat a Spanish missionary who contracted Ebola in West Africa. The missionary died after returning to Spain.

The news came amid growing fears in the United States that the disease could spread after a Liberian man tested positive to the virus in Dallas, Texas on September 30, 2014.

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