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Ebola victim's nurse tests positive

A Spanish nurse has tested positive for the Ebola virus
A Spanish nurse has tested positive for the Ebola virus

A nurse who treated a Sierra Leone missionary for Ebola has tested positive for the disease, with authorities awaiting the results of a second test to confirm what would be the first known infection inside Spain.

The female nurse was part of the medical team that treated a 69-year-old priest who died in a hospital last month after being flown to Madrid from Africa.

The woman went to the Alcorcon hospital in the Madrid suburbs with a high fever and was placed in isolation.

The Health Ministry will give a news conference later.

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