A Spanish nurse who treated two Ebola-infected Spanish priests, Manuel Garcia Viejo and Miguel Pajares has been infected by the deadly virus, Spanish Health Minister Ana Mato confirms.

She becomes the first person to have contracted the EVD outside Africa.

The nurse has been admitted to hospital in Alcorcon, Spain.

“Both the health ministry and public health authorities are working together to give the best care to the patient and to guarantee the safety of all citizens.” The minister added.