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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:20 pm 
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Spain is evacuating Ebola infected missionary, 75M, from Liberia.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:22 pm 
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Madrid will send an air force plane to Liberia to bring an elderly Spanish missionary infected with Ebola back to Spain for treatment, the defence ministry said late Tuesday.
Defence Minister Pedro Morenes has ordered the preparation of a "medicalised" Airbus A310 which will be sent to the West African nation to retrieve the missionary, the defence ministry said in a Twitter message.
The plane should be ready to take off from 5:00 am (0300 GMT) on Wednesday, the ministry added.
The defence ministry did not say when the missionary would arrive back in Spain or where he would be taken for treatment for the deadly hemorrhagic fever.
Miguel Pajares, a 75-year-old Roman Catholic priest, tested positive for Ebola at a hospital in the Liberian capital Monrovia where he worked, the aid organisation he works for said earlier on Tuesday.
He has been in quarantine at the Saint Joseph Hospital in Monrovia, along with five other missionaries, since the death on Saturday of hospital director from Ebola.
Pajares has worked in Liberia for over five decades, the last seven years at the Saint Joseph Hospital.
Two other women who were also in quarantine, one from Congo and the other from Guinea, also tested positive for Ebola, Spanish aid organisation Juan Ciudad ONGD said in a statement.
During an interview broadcast on Monday, Pajares said he and the other missionaries in quarantine would like to be taken to Spain for treatment.
"I have a fever. I don't have any appetite, I could go without eating anything, I have a lot of pain in my joints. I need help to move from one place to the other," he told CNN en Espanol, a 24-hour Spanish-language news network.
"We hope that we can be evacuated. For us it would be a huge joy because if we are taken to Spain we would be in good hands and we could get better, God willing," he added.
Two Americans who worked for Christian aid agencies in Liberia and were infected with Ebola while taking care of patients in Monrovia were brought back to the United States for treatment in recent days.
Both patients were flown home on a Gulfstream private jet which had been fitted with a collapsible, mobile isolation unit designed to transfer employees from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) exposed to contagious diseases.
Over 1,600 people who have been infected with the hemorrhagic fever in West Africa since March, marking the largest outbreak of Ebola in history.
A total of 887 people have died of the virus in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and Nigeria, a 55 percent fatality rate, according to the World Health Organisation.
The World Bank has pledged up to $200 million to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to help contain the outbreak.
Ebola is transmitted through close contact with bodily fluids, and people who live with or care for patients are most at risk.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:27 pm 
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Spain To Repatriate 75-Year-Old Priest Miguel Pajares After He Tests Positive For Ebola In Liberia

By Matthew Bennett | on Google+ | August 5th, 2014
Healthcare & Pensions In Spain | News | Spain & The World

NEWS—AFRICA—EBOLA: Brother Pajares feels “abandoned” in Liberia as 73,000 sign online petition for his return. Foreign Office advises Spaniards not to travel to Liberia. BA cancels flights.

A 75-year-old Spanish priest, Brother Miguel Pajares, has tested positive for Ebola at the San José de Monrovia Hospital in Liberia, along with two other workers.

Brother Pajares, belonging to the Madrid-based Juan Ciudad Foundation and the Hospital Order of San Juan de Dios, told Spanish news agency EFE by telephone that he felt “abandoned” in Liberia and wished to be flown back to Spain: “I’m frankly in a bad way. I can’t lift my head up”.

Adriana Castro, a spokeswoman for the Juan Ciudad Foundation told The Spain Report that Brother Pajares, who is very weak and has a strong fever, has asked to be flown to Spain for treatment and that they were waiting for a reply from Spain’s Foreign Office and Health Ministry.

“He has asked to be flown to Spain and they’re looking at the possibility, talking about it, and seem predisposed to attempt it, but they’re looking into if it would be the best option for the patient.”

Sources from Spain’s Health Ministry told news agency EFE that the decision had been taken on Tuesday evening to repatriate Brother Pajares. It said the risk of contagion from Ebola in Spain was “very low”.

The director of the hospital, Brother Patrick Nshamdze, died of Ebola on August 3, and Brother Pajares had been caring for him.

In a statement published on its website, the foundation described the situation in the hospital, which is closed, as “serious” and said two other workers, Sisters Chantal Pascaline Mutwamene, from the Congo, and Paciencia Melgar, from Ecuatorial Guinea, had also tested positive for the Ebola virus.

Diplomatic sources at the Spanish Foreign Office told The Spain Report that the decision to start moving Brother Pajares back to Spain depended on the Spanish Health Ministry, which is responsible for activating the relevant crisis protocols.

The Spanish Health Ministry had not replied to a request for further information on the status of Brother Pajares’s request to be flown back to Spain at the time of publication.

More than 73,000 people have signed an online petition asking the Spanish authorities to fly the priest back to Spain.

The Spanish Foreign Office updated its advice for Spaniards today, telling them not to travel to Liberia “under any circumstances” because of the “large increase” in the number of Ebola cases, and advising those already in the country to avoid the most affected areas.

British Airways announced this evening that it was suspending direct flights to Sierra Leone and Liberia until August 31.

The US Center for Disease Control published an update on the 2014 West African Ebola outbreak—affecting Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Nigeria—yesterday, August 4, and counts the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases at 1,009, with 887 suspected case deaths. Almost a third of those fatalities, 255, have occurred in Liberia.

According to information published on the Juan Ciudad Foundation webpage, the Hospital Order of San Juan de Dios has 1,230 brothers and 45,000 local workers employed in 50 countries around the world.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:36 pm 
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A Spanish priest, isolated symptoms of Ebola in Liberia
Actualizado: 04/08/2014 11:00 horas

This is the brother of San Juan de Dios Miguel Pajares, 75

He attended the hospital director, died on Saturday due to Ebola

Remains isolated with five others, one with Spanish nationality

Ebola Blood tests were performed this morning
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Pajares with George, another African nurse isolated in the same hospital, photographed in 2011 JUAN CITY
The Spanish priest Miguel Pajares, 75, remains isolated in a hospital with a fever of the Order of St. John of God in Morovia (Liberia), where last week attended the same school director, Patrick Nshamdze Cameroon, died Saturday because Ebola. Next to him, is also isolated an African religious with Spanish nationality and four others.

As reported by THE WORLD Juan City NGO sources, the organization of international cooperation of the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God, which belongs Pajares, Spanish priest status has worsened in the last few hours, but so far not know the results of the analyzes that have made them this morning to confirm if you have Ebola. These tests may be ready to take a minimum of six hours.

Alongside Pajares, remain isolated in the San José Hospital in Monrovia, another younger priest and trained nurse, a lay administrative Ghanaian nationality and three religious -hermanas African missionary of the Immaculate Conception. Two of them also have symptoms (fever mainly) and the third, with Spanish passport is good. The priest and the two nuns are getting symptoms and serum paracetamol to stay hydrated while their peers have insulation material; although NGOs recognizes that in the last hours becoming scarce medical supplies and were awaiting a shipment of 700 kilos of material sent from Madrid.

Chantal, another isolated nurses.
According to the NGOs, both the Ministry of Health as Foreign have been concerned about the health of the priest, which has worsened in the last hours.

The Hospital San José of the Liberian capital was attending Ebola patients until the Liberian government decided to close four days ago and centralize all the attention this disease Elwa Hospital. Sinovac died Friday Nshamdze Cameroonian Patrick, director of the San José Hospital in Monrovia, and whom the Spanish Miguel Pajares and his colleagues were in attendance during the two weeks of fighting the disease.

It is precisely by contact with a death from Ebola so Pajares which works in this downtown Monrovia since 2008, and his five comrades remain isolated in the Hospital of San Jose, without allow Liberian authorities departure or the entry of anyone other than the staff of the Ministry of Health Liberian until this morning have not gone to test them, overwhelmed by the situation in the country.

In this regard, the sources of the Order recognize that the Spanish priest is concerned, but also not rule out that the fever is due to another disease: typhoid fever. The Spanish priest, 75, also suffers from a heart problem, so concerned about his health in order to have daily contact with him by phone and email. Also his family from a village in the province of Toledo, is aware of your situation.

Another Spanish doctor of the same religious order, Manuel García Viejo, Sierra Leone directed at another hospital that is treating patients with this hemorrhagic fever. As confirmed by the same sources, the Spanish is good but in this center have at least two nurses died since the outbreak began raging in three countries in West Africa (Libera, Guinea Conakry and Sierra Leone).

According to the latest data from the World Health Organization (WHO), until 30 July, the total number of people affected by Ebola was 1,440 of which 826 have died, representing more than 50% mortality.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:44 pm 
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A Spanish priest, isolated symptoms of Ebola in Liberia

The Spanish priest Miguel Pajares, 75, remains isolated in a hospital with a fever of the Order of St. John of God in Morovia (Liberia), where last week attended the same school director, Patrick Nshamdze Cameroon, died Saturday because Ebola.
http://www.elmundo.es/salud/2014/08/04/ ... b456f.html

Patrick Nshamdze performed D&C on Princess Sawyer, sister of America Patrick Sawyer, index case for Lagos cluster.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:14 pm 
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MADRID, Aug. 5 (IRIN) -

The Spanish religious of the Brothers of St. John of God Miguel Pajares, 75, has tested positive for Ebola, as confirmed by the NGO Juan City through their website. They have also tested positive for the Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception Pascaline Mutwamene Congolese Chantal and Patience Melgar, of Equatorial Guinea.

"Juan City ONGD communicates the situation at St. Joseph Hospital in Monrovia where six people isolated since last Friday August 1st is serious they are," says the NGO in a statement.

The Hospitaller Order of St. John of God has communicated this information to the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, and Health in Spain and will soon report on the measures to be taken and under consideration.

Brother Pajares, along with six other colleagues - including religious with Spanish nationality - remain isolated in the San José Hospital in Liberia since last Friday. In this hospital died last Saturday its director, Patrick Nshamdze brother, having contracted Ebola. The hospital is closed since.

This Tuesday, a spokesman for the organization told Europa Press that the brother and sister Chantal Pajares - with which they have spoken on the phone - "not well" and Pajares is resting because it is "very weak and with fever. "

In addition, the Spanish religious Miguel Pajares had expressed before the results your desire to return to Spain, as reported by Juan City NGOs.

A Spanish journalist friend of isolated religious has launched a petition 'Change.org' platform calling for his repatriation to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and has already collected more than 60,000 signatures - a figure that continues to grow -.

"D. Mariano Rajoy, Prime Minister of Spain: repatriated from Liberia to health workers who have had contact with Ebola cases and are isolated in the Saint Joseph Catholic Hospital," reads the petition that was started Sunday by Roberto Miguez, journalist friend of religious facilities and knowledgeable you are.

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The Government is taking patients who test positive for a center on the outskirts of Monrovia, but being the San José Hospital in Monrovia closed, they have asked if they have the virus because there is no transfer center volunteer staff willing to assist you.

For now, the religious were receiving symptomatic treatment. In addition, the NGO sent two planeloads Friday with hospital materials for the protection and privacy of health workers, who are coming in this week.

The Spanish colony in Liberia is about 30 people, mostly religious and cooperating. As a result of the current crisis of Ebola fever, Foreign discouraged travel to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea Conakry.

The Ministry is closely monitoring the evolution of the disease in these countries. In Guinea Conakry where there is greater Spanish colony, around 160, while in Sierra Leone Spaniards enrolled in the Consular Register barely exceed twenty.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:21 pm 
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Petition addressed to: Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Repatriate from Liberia to health workers who have had contact with cases of Ebola and are isolated
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Andrés Roberto Miguez
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In the past 4 months, a violent outbreak of the deadly virus Ebola virus has caused over 700 deaths in Guinea Conakry, Sierra Leone and Liberia. In the latter has claimed the lives of nearly 200 people.

The virus has a mortality rate of over 80% if not adequately addressed in the early stages of the disease and is highly contagious when the disease is well advanced.

The situation in Liberia is totally out of control. Administration Public health staff does not provide the necessary protection measures, many health workers have left their jobs for fear of contagion, conducting tests to people with symptoms not cover needs, many hospitals have closed and others refuse to admit patients, patients and their families hide the symptoms ...

In this context, a hospital owned by the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God, Saint Joseph's Catholic Hospital, has been trying to fight the disease with the limited means at its disposal. It employs several people of Spanish nationality they have been in contact with several confirmed cases of Ebola.

The center's director, Patrick Nshamdze Cameroon, died on August 2. Brother Patrick had received a negative result in the first test had been conducted on 18 July, and the 29th, when would be transferred Ghana, was forced to pass another test, which yielded a positive result. He died four days later.

Currently the hospital is closed and are isolated 5 religious - two of them Spanish nationality - and the manager and his wife. These two Brothers of St John of God - the Father Miguel Pajares (Spanish) and Brother George Combey (Ghana) - Three Sisters. Missionaries of the Immaculate Conception - Srs. Juliana Bonoha Bohé (of Spanish nationality), Chantal Mutwameme (Congolese) and Paciencia Melgar (Equatorial Guinea) - and the couple formed by the administrator, Eugene Osei-Wusu, and his wife, Gloria, both of Ghanaian nationality.

Only personnel from the Ministry of Health can access the center, but for now he has not, so they are very concerned about this situation. They can not leave the hospital, and they do not perform tests to find out if they have been infected. 's father Michael, Sister Juliana and Sister Chantal - who were part of the group who looked to Brother Patrick - have fevers .

On August 2, the United States has returned to his country to two U.S. citizen, health workers, who have contracted the virus . He's done using an airplane equipped with an isolation unit, which has moved patients to a specific and isolated installation on U.S. soil where they will receive treatment.

Through this petition, we ask that, in the same way that the U.S. has done, the Spanish government provided the material and human resources to repatriate our country with all health requirements to people who may have had contact with cases of Ebola , that they can receive proper treatment.

If Spain does nothing, these people will remain isolated without health authorities in Liberia do anything for them without adequate treatment, and may end up dying of Ebola.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:28 pm 
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The Ministry of Health initiated the process of repatriation
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Aug 5, 2014 - August 5. Reproduced agency Europa Press: "The Ministry of Health initiated the process of repatriation of Spanish religious infected by Ebola The Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality has ordered Tuesday the return procedure following protocol "maximum security" Miguel Pajares, the Spanish religious of the Brothers of St. John of God who has tested positive for Ebola, Europa Press reported sources of this department. Pajares, along with six other colleagues - -including religious with Spanish nationality - remain isolated in the San José Hospital in Liberia since last Friday died in this hospital last Saturday its director, Patrick Nshamdze brother, having contracted Ebola The hospital is closed.. since. decision was taken after a meeting held by videoconference, after consulting with European Civil Protection, formalized after the request for repatriation of Miguel Pajares. In the meeting participated the ministries of Health, Interior, Defense and representatives of the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation for Development (AECID). Thus Health has approved the procedure for repatriation of Spanish religious start following the "protocol maximum security "Establishing the World Health Organization (WHO)."
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Perform tests to people isolated on Catholic Hospital
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4 Aug 2014 - In the afternoon, August 4, staff from the Ministry of Health of Liberia has agreed to Saint Joseph Hospital to take blood samples from people who are there. The test results should be ready in the morning or day 5 in the morning. As reported by Juan City, NGOs of the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God, the state Father Miguel Pajares has worsened. Several people related to the Order of St. John of God being undertaken at various levels to try people isolated on Catholic Hospital can be evacuated to Spain.

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2014 - 21:30

The Spanish religious brothers of San Juan de Dios Miguel Pajares , 75, has tested positive for Ebola , as confirmed by the NGOs Juan City through their website. also tested positive the Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception Pascaline Mutwamene Chantal and Paciencia Melgar .

According to the Ministry of Health, the Spanish government has launched "protocol repatriation" of Toledo religious, isolated in a hospital in Liberia. The same sources have insisted that the risks of contagion are "very low"

"Juan City ONGD communicates the situation at St. Joseph Hospital in Monrovia where six people isolated since last Friday August 1st is serious they are," says the NGO in a statement.

Brother Pajares, along with six other colleagues - including religious with Spanish nationality - remain isolated in the San José Hospital in Liberia since last Friday. In this hospital died on Saturday its director , Brother Patrick Nshamdze, having contracted Ebola. The hospital is closed since.

This Tuesday, a spokesman for the organization told Europa Press that the brother and sister Chantal Pajares - with which they have spoken on the phone - " not well "and Pajares is resting because it is" very weak and with fever. "

"We are abandoned"

Speaking to EFE, Pajares explido Tuesday he feels " abandoned "in the African country, she hopes to go to Spain to receive adequate health care.

"I would (go to Spain) because we have very bad experience with what has happened here. Here we are abandoned and do not satisfy us. want to go to Spain and to be treated as people, as God intended, "said Pajares in statements tarscender phone natres of the outcome of the priebas.

With very weak and breathy voice, the Toledo explained that religious have a high fever for several days and that is "downright evil. I am unable to lift his head "

The Government is taking patients who test positive for a center on the outskirts of Monrovia, but being the San José Hospital in Monrovia closed, they have asked if they have the virus because there is no transfer center volunteer staff willing to assist you.

For now, the religious are receiving symptomatic treatment. In addition, the NGO sent two planeloads Friday with hospital materials for the protection and privacy of health workers, who are coming in this week.

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