EU demands explanation from Spain on Ebola case

October 7, 2014 8:59 am
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Spanish Health Minister Ana Mato attends a press conference in Madrid on October 6, 2014 on a new case of Ebola transmitted in Spain/AFP
Spanish Health Minister Ana Mato attends a press conference in Madrid on October 6, 2014 on a new case of Ebola transmitted in Spain/AFP

, BRUSSELS, October 7- The EU said Tuesday it has asked Spain to explain how a nurse treating Ebola patients in Madrid contracted the deadly disease, the first known case of transmission outside Africa.

The European Commission “sent a letter Monday to the Spanish health minister to obtain some clarification” of how this had happened, despite all the precautions taken, a spokesman said.

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