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  • 17 August 2014, 17:37

Spain Ebola Alert Over As Man Tests Negative

An ebola alert activated in Alicante, Spain, after a young Nigerian man was admitted to hospital with fever and vomiting is over after he tested negative.

Spanish health authorities activated alert protocols after the man showed "several symptoms" of the disease.

But sources say that tests have now revealed the man did not have ebola.

The alert comes a week after a Spanish priest who contracted ebola while working in Liberia died in hospital in Madrid.

Father Miguel Pajares was the first European infected by a strain of the virus that has killed more than 1,000 people in West Africa.

He was airlifted from Liberia to Spain on August 7 after becoming infected while working for a non-governmental organisation there.

The 75-year-old was flown to Europe for treatment with his co-worker Juliana Bohi, a nun who has since tested negative for the disease.

Elsewhere, 17 ebola sufferers have fled a Liberian clinic raided by looters who stole blood-stained sheets - sparking fears the virus will spread.

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