Spanish nurse diagnosed with Ebola virus disease

Last night, Spanish authorities notified WHO under the International Health Regulations (IHR) that an auxiliary nurse in Spain has been diagnosed with Ebola virus disease (EVD). The health care worker was treating a person who had been infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone and was medically evacuated by Spain to Madrid on 22 September 2014, where he died on 25 September.
Spanish authorities are conducting an intensive investigation of this case, to determine the mode of transmission and to trace those who have been in contact with the health care worker. WHO is ready to provide support to Spain, as and if required.