Spanish authorities notified WHO under the International Health Regulations (IHR) last night that a Spanish nurse working in Spain has been diagnosed with Ebola virus disease (EVD). The health care worker was treating an individual who had been infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone and medically evacuated by Spain to Madrid on 22 September 2014, where he died on 25 September 2014.

Spanish authorities are conducting an intensive investigation of this case, in order to determine the mode of transmission and to trace those who have been in contact with the health care worker. WHO is ready to provide support to Spain, as and if required.