Catholic Nun Dies Of Ebola Virus

MADRID (August 9, 2014) A nun from the Congo who was working in Liberia has died of the Ebola virus, a Catholic humanitarian group based in Spain said Saturday.

Sister Chantal Pascaline died "from Ebola in the Hospital San Jose de Monrovia, despite the care she received from a volunteer nurse,” the San Juan de Dios hospital order said.

Pascaline belonged to the same order as a Spanish missionary priest and nun evacuated to Madrid by jet this week.

Both were in stable condition in a Madrid hospital.

The latest Ebola outbreak is the largest and longest ever recorded for the disease and so far has killed at least 961 people, the U.N. health agency said Friday.

It emerged in Guinea in March and has since spread to Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria.


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