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.