The first European infected by a strain of Ebola, Spanish priest Miguel Pajares, has died in hospital, Reuters reported, citing a spokeswoman for Madrid health authorities.
Pajares, 75, was airlifted from Liberia on August 7 after contracting the disease. The priest worked for a non-governmental organization in the African country. Co-worker Juliana Bohi, a nun who was also repatriated, has tested negative for the disease.
The Spanish priest was one of the first to receive doses of the experimental drug ZMapp, a cocktail of three antibodies designed to recognize Ebola and attach itself to infected cells so the immune system can destroy them.
A team of medical personnel donning protective suits cared for the Catholic priest on his journey back Spain on a specially-adapted Airbus plane from Liberia in west Africa.
The Madrid hospital where Pajares died refused to confirm if he had been treated with ZMapp at the time of his death.
The number of victims from the Ebola outbreak has reached 1,013 after another 52 people succumbed to the virus in the three days to Aug. 9 in three West African countries, the World Health Organization said Monday.
The largest number of reported new deaths have occurred in Liberia, where 29 people died, followed by 17 in Sierra Leone and six in Guinea, the WHO said in a statement on its website.
Two American aid workers repatriated to the United States are also being treated with ZMapp, the experimental drug doctors are using in the hope of finding a cure for Ebola.
WHO panel of medical experts has agreed that it is ethical to provide experimental treatments to patients infected with the deadly virus, AFP reported.
“In the particular circumstances of this outbreak, and provided certain conditions are met, the panel reached consensus that it is ethical to offer unproven interventions with as yet unknown efficacy and adverse effects, as potential treatment or prevention,” the WHO said in a statement.
US company Mapp Bioparmaceutical which produces the treatment said it had sent all its supplies of the drug to west Africa, Reuters reported.
3 thoughts on “Spanish priest becomes first man to die of Ebola in Europe”
As far as the report saying this priest died of Ebola, so far the track record for documenting deaths truly caused by this particular Ft Detrick bioweapon has been about as reliable as the CDC’s method of tracking flu deaths, for which any death by any respiratory infection is counted as a flu death. But I suppose the sheep will start bleating, which seems to be the point of this world-wide mongering campaign, RT included.
Quite a difference in the quarantine protocols used by the Spanish military (transporting a CATHOLIC PRIEST) as opposed to the Samaritan’s Purse alleged victims, Phoenix Air and Emory. Note the isolation unit gurney, the hazmat suits, the gloves and the respirators, which should have been in place for Brantly, Writebol, Phoenix Air and Emory.
Yet another half-assed false flag soap opera from the Obola Administration.
“Quite a difference in the quarantine protocols used”
It’s still fake – the director of this acted out crisis scene photo op tried to make it seem a little more realistic, but its fakery is still apparent. It’s as if someone is reading various comments in order to make improvements for future photo shoots.
The gloves are not sealed to the EMT actors’ suits, and since they’re not in sealed protection, they should just take their suits and hoods off because they’re already exposed (but then we would be able to see the actors’ faces and possibly identify them). I wonder if they’re also wearing unsealed disposable OR booties like the the actors in the Atlanta “Ebola transfer” photo op.
One EMT actor is posing like he’s pushing, and one is just standing there looking on while holding a sheet of paper. Now take a really good look at the EMT actor holding up a very stiff, empty-looking IV bag – he has no legs!!! Or maybe those are his legs walking ahead of his upper body, seen in the line of sight between the gurney’s two left-side legs (in a straight line down from the patient actor’s belly and chest). Either there was some weird time warp operating there or this is another bad photo chop job.
Actually I’m starting to enjoy the fear mongering photo jobs because they’re so fun to dissect and pull apart. This one had me laughing.