A SECOND Spanish priest has been diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus, while working in Sierra Leone, and flown back to Madrid for treatment.
Manuel Garcia Viejo, 69, arrived in Spain on a military plane soon after 3am this morning, before being transferred to the Carlos III hospital.
He had been working as a medical director at a hospital in the city of Lunsar when he tested positive for the virus, after which he asked to be taken home to Spain.
The first Spanish missionary to contract Ebola, Miguel Parajes, died in Madrid in August after being flown back from Liberia.
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the world’s deadliest to date and the World Health Organisation has declared an international health emergency.
So far this year, more than 1,000 people have died of the virus in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria.
There have been Ebola scares in Alicante and Malaga, but both cases were given the all clear after an initial warning.