Spanish priest with Ebola flown back to Madrid

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Spanish priest with Ebola flown back to Madrid

MADRID (AP) - A Spanish priest who was diagnosed with the Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone has been flown back to Spain and taken to a Madrid hospital.

Manuel Garcia Viejo, a medical director of the San Juan de Dios Hospital in the city of Lunsar in Sierra Leone, arrived on a medically equipped military plane shortly after 3 a.m. Monday.

He was transferred to the Carlos III hospital.

The Health Ministry said the 69-year-old expressed his desire to be transferred back to Spain after testing positive for the deadly virus.

He is the second Spanish missionary to catch Ebola. Miguel Pajares, 75, was flown back to Spain from Liberia and treated with the experimental Ebola medicine ZMapp, but died on Aug. 12.

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