A priest and two other missionaries have tested positive for Ebola, Spain's Defense Ministry has confirmed. Officials said a medically-equipped Airbus 310 was ready to fly to Liberia to repatriate a Spanish missionary priest who has tested positive for the Ebola virus.
The priest, Miguel Pajares, is one of three missionaries being kept in isolation at the San Jose de Monrovia Hospital in Liberia who has tested positive for the virus. Spain's San Juan de Dios hospital order, a Catholic humanitarian group that runs hospitals around the world, AP reported.
The other two infected aid workers were identified as Chantal Pascaline Mutwamene of Congo and Paciencia Melgar from Equatorial Guinea. Three other missionaries tested negative.
World leaders meet in London to tackle the Ebola outbreak in west Africa which has so far claimed at least 3,000 lives.
More than 160 staff will work in a UK-funded facility in Sierra Leone which is due to open in October.
UK trials of a vaccine for the Ebola virus began today - but some experts complain that the response has been a long time coming.