First European Dies of Ebola in Spain

After ravaging West Africa, the Ebola virus has claimed its first European casualty. Authorities announced the death of Miguel Pajares, a 75-year-old Spanish priest, on Tuesday. Pajares had been stationed as a missionary in Liberia, but he was airlifted to Madrid on Aug. 7 after showing symptoms of the deadly disease. Spanish officials said Monday that they had obtained Zmapp, the controversial experimental Ebola drug treatment, for Pajares, but have not said whether he was ultimately treated with it. Pajares is the first European to die of Ebola during the recent outbreak that has claimed the lives of more than 1,000 people in Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia. His death also marks the first casualty on European soil.