WHEN a deadly virus triggers an international emergency, a country needs its government and health officials to be on top form, and do everything to ensure the safety of its people.
What did Spain do?
Properly train its army of health workers? Ramp up checks on people arriving from affected areas? Prepare secure isolation facilities in hospitals?
No, Spain decided to bring home two elderly missionaries infected with the highly contagious virus to its capital city and ordered unprepared workers to sort it out.
Shock horror, a few weeks later one of those workers is diagnosed with Ebola and the government is forced to defend another monumental failure.
Welcome to Spain, Ebola, you’re gonna love it. You’ll do well here.