HEALTH

Second Spanish priest to contract Ebola in West Africa has died in Madrid

In this 2013 photo provided by the San Juan de Dios Order, Spanish priest Manuel Garcia Viejo, poses in the San Juan de Dios Hospital in the city of Lunsar in Sierra Leone where he worked. Father Garcia Viejo, who was diagnosed with the Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone has died at a Madrid hospital, Thursday Sept. 25, 2014, becoming the second Spanish missionary to fall victim to the deadly virus. Garcia Viejo had arrived in the Spanish capital on a medically-equipped military plane on Monday. Last month, the 75-year-old Miguel Pajares was flown back to Spain from Liberia, but died after being treated with the experimental Ebola medicine ZMapp. (AP Photo/San Juan de Dios Order)

In this 2013 photo provided by the San Juan de Dios Order, Spanish priest Manuel Garcia Viejo, poses in the San Juan de Dios Hospital in the city of Lunsar in Sierra Leone where he worked. Father Garcia Viejo, who was diagnosed with the Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone has died at a Madrid hospital, Thursday Sept. 25, 2014, becoming the second Spanish missionary to fall victim to the deadly virus. Garcia Viejo had arrived in the Spanish capital on a medically-equipped military plane on Monday. Last month, the 75-year-old Miguel Pajares was flown back to Spain from Liberia, but died after being treated with the experimental Ebola medicine ZMapp. (AP Photo/San Juan de Dios Order)

A Spanish priest who was diagnosed with the Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone has died at a Madrid hospital, becoming the second Spanish missionary to fall victim to the deadly virus.

The Carlos III hospital said in a statement that Manuel García Viejo, a 69-year-old medical director of the San Juan de Dios Hospital in the city of Lunsar in Sierra Leone, died Thursday. It provided no further information.

García Viejo had arrived in the Spanish capital on a medically-equipped military plane on Monday.

Last month, the 75-year-old Miguel Pajares was flown back to Spain from Liberia, but died after being treated with the experimental Ebola medicine ZMapp.

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