Madrid Health workers shout and throw gloves at the convoy of Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy after his visit to Madrid’s Carlos III hospital yesterday.

10-10-2014ANDREA COMAS

SEVEN people turned themselves in late on Thursday to an Ebola isolation unit in Madrid where Teresa Romero, the nurse who became the first person to contract Ebola outside Africa, lay gravely ill.
Alarm about Ebola’s spread around Europe grew yesterday  as Macedonia said it was checking for the virus in a British man who died within hours of being admitted to hospital in the capital Skopje on Thursday.
A Prague hospital was testing a 56-year-old Czech man with symptoms of the virus.
In Spain, recriminations mounted over Romero, who was infected in hospital as she treated two Spanish missionaries who had caught the haemorrhagic fever in West Africa - where Ebola has already killed around 4,000 people - and remained undiagnosed for days despite reporting her symptoms.
The seven new admissions included two hairdressers who had given Romero a beauty treatment before she was diagnosed with Ebola, and hospital staff who had treated the 44-year-old nurse. The Carlos III hospital said they had all turned themselves in voluntarily to be monitored for signs of the disease.
A hospital spokeswoman said there were now 14 people in the isolation unit on its sealed-off sixth floor, including Romero, her husband, and health workers who had cared for Romero since she was admitted on Monday.


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