75 year old Priest Miguel Parajes is now the first person infected with the Ebola virus to be taken to Europe for treatment. Parajes was caring for other Ebola victims in a hospital his humanitarian group runs when it was discovered that he too had been infected with the virus.
Parajes was flown in a special airbus back to Spain along with a nun who was not infected with Ebola. They landed in Madrid and were escorted by a convoy of medical personnel in protective suits, who took them to a special isolation unit of Madrid’s Carlos III Hospital. Thirty regular patients were evacuated to clear the area for them. They are now in quarantine and twelve medical staff members will be alternating three shifts to monitor and care for them.
Other Ebola News and Updates
Yesterday, a man died of Ebola in Saudi Arabia, which marked the first Ebola death outside of West Africa. With two Americans being treated for Ebola in the United States and now an Ebola patient in Europe concern and fear about the Ebola virus outbreak continues to expand. In the worst affected regions of West Africa dead Ebola victims have been found in the streets because family members and relatives were too afraid to be near them for fear they would catch the disease. 750 soldiers line the streets in Sierra Leone to enforce Ebola quarantines. The World Health Organization is having talks and debating whether or not to use untested U.S. drugs on Ebola victims. So far, President Obama has advised against that, saying it is “too soon”. Britain’s Cobra emergency committee is meeting to discuss options and Britain has increased the aid they are sending to $5 million Euros. The current Ebola death toll stands out 932 Ebola deaths and over 1700 Ebola cases.