Catholic nun dies of ebola

A Catholic humanitarian group in Spain says a nun from the Congo who was working in Liberia has died of Ebola. The San Juan de Dios hospital order of nuns said on Saturday that Sister Chantal Pascaline had died “from Ebola in the Hospital San Jose de Monrovia, despite the care she received from a volunteer nurse.”

Pascaline belonged to the order that a Spanish missionary priest belonged to and the nun evacuated by him to Madrid by jet. The latest Ebola outbreak is the largest and longest ever recorded for the disease and has killed 961 people on records, the U.N. health agency said in a press conference on Friday. It emerged in Guinea in March and has spread to Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Nigeria, with other countries threatened in the region.