The PJ Tatler

Spanish Nurse Tests Positive for Ebola After Treating Patient

A nurse in Spain has tested positive for the Ebola virus after she treated a patient who has the disease. If the preliminary tests are confirmed, she will be the first person believed to have contracted Ebola outside Africa, according to the BBC.

The nurse tested positive for Ebola in initial tests and doctors are awaiting final results, according to reports.

She was a member of the team that treated Spanish priest Manuel Garcia Viejo, who died of Ebola on 25 September.

Some 3,400 people have died in the outbreak – mostly in West Africa.

The priest died in the hospital Carlos III de Madrid after catching Ebola in Sierra Leone.