A handout picture taken and released on August 7, 2014 by the Spanish Defense Ministry shows aid workers and doctors transferring Roman Catholic priest Miguel Pajares, who contracted the deadly Ebola virus, and Spanish nun Juliana Bonoha Bohe from Madrid's Torrejon air base to the Carlos III hospital upon his arrival in Spain.
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By TIME Video
August 12, 2014
TIME Health
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Spanish priest Miguel Pajares, the first European to contract the Ebola virus during the recent outbreak, died Tuesday at a hospital in Madrid.

Pajares was treated with ZMapp, an experimental drug that had not yet been tested on humans. Although Pajares’ condition stabilized after taking the drug, the disease hit his kidneys and heart, and he passed away around 3 a.m. Tuesday, according to Spanish newspaper El Mundo.

Pajares had been working in a hospital in Liberia when he contracted the disease. He was 75 years old.


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