A young Nigerian man was suffering from symptoms that indicated he might have the Ebola virus. He was quickly rushed to Sant Joan hospital in Alicante by a convoy of two ambulances escorted by a car from the National Police. A second convoy carried his wife who was also ill but not suffering from the same symptoms.
Samples from the man were sent to the Carlos III Health Institute of Health in Madrid for analysis. Fortunately the results of the tests conducted were negative and the patient has now been taken out of isolation.
The chances of Ebola reaching Spain are slim but nether the less, all precautions have to be taken when anyone shows symptoms of the disease that is spreading like wildfire in Africa.