IT seems rather amazing that a Spanish nurse can be infected with ebola after treating two Spanish missonaries. The Spanish government had given assurances that all the necessary precautions would be taken. It appears that something, somewhere went wrong and she has become the first person to have caught the disease outside Africa. The fallout was enormous. On Monday night the major TV news channels across the world were leading on the story and yesterday the share price of many leisure companies which operate in Spain fell on the London stock exchange. The Spanish government should have announced a full investigation into the whole incident and perhaps the person responsible should be pondering his or her future. Jonathan Ball, a professor of molecular virology at Britain’s University of Nottingham, said the nurse should not have contracted the deadly disease if appropriate containment and control measures had been taken. “It will be crucial to find out what went wrong in this case so necessary measures can be taken to ensure it doesn’t happen again,”he said.  The good professor rather sums it all up.  Watching Spanish television news yesterday many of the people questioned on the streets of Madrid say they didn´t understand why the two missionaries had not been treated in Africa rather than bringing them back to Spain. There are plenty of unanswered questions but the Spanish general public want answers and fast.


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