A Spanish monk infected with Ebola contracted in Liberia is en route to Madrid for treatment of the virus, according to the Spanish news source, El País, (computer translated).

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Miguel Pajares is being transported will be treated in Madrid Carlos III Hospital is be transported to Spain in a medically adapted plane which left at noon from Madrid’s Torrejon de Ardoz airport.

It is estimated that the monk could arrive at around 2:00 a.m. Thursday. In addition to Pajares, it’s been reported that the hospital may also accept a nursing nun who may have contracted the virus, although tests have been negative.” The nun is a Spanish citizen from Equatorial Guinea, Juliana Bohi. It will be decided  when the aircraft lands in Liberia.

This is not the first time Spain and Ebola has been used in the same sentence. In late June, a patient suspected of being infected with Ebola was hospitalized upon arrival in Spain from Morocco. It turned out the patient tested negative for the virus. For more infectious disease news and information, visit and “like” the Infectious Disease News Facebook page