August 12, 2014

Air-Lifted from Liberia

1 Ebola-Stricken Spanish Priest Dies

Spanish priest Miguel Pajares, who became infected with the Ebola virus while working in Liberia has died. The 75-year old Pajares had been in quarantine in Spain since his return from Africa. He was airlifted to a Madrid hospital on August 7 and was being treated with the experimental drug ZMapp, the same drug that was given to two American aid workers infected with the disease. (They are showing signs of improvement after having been treated with the drug.) Pajares is the first European infected by Ebola to die. To date, the virus has killed more than 1,000 people in West Africa. Health experts believe the virus may have started with a two-year old boy in Guinea. It has now spread to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. Scientists don’t know how the child contracted the disease.

More at NBCNews.com | Hat tip to CNN.com | Posted 3 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Ebola Drug AMapp Saves Americans

Tags: Ebola, ZMapp, Miguel Pajares

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120 Pounds Big, 12 Feet Long

2 Cat-Eating Burmese Python Captured in Florida

Suspected of eating several cats in the same Florida neighborhood over the past nine months, a 120-pound Burmese python has now been captured. The 12-foot-long python was found hanging out in underbrush beside a dead cat! The Telegraph reports that Sergeant John Holman called for back-up after spotting the huge snake. The well-fed reptile was captured on August 8. The sale and importation of Burmese pythons is prohibited in Florida. The ban has been in effect since 2012.

More at The Telegraph | Posted 3 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Man Arrested for Biting Pet Python

Tags: Cat Predators, Why Keep Pets Indoors, Missing Florida Cats, Burmese Pythons Florida

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