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Religious sister working as nurse in Liberia dies of Ebola

August 11, 2014

A Catholic religious sister working in a hospital in Liberia has died of the Ebola virus, the Fides news service reports.

Sister Pascaline Chantale, a native of Congo and member of the Hospitaler Order of St. John of God, died on August 9 after contracting the deadly virus, apparently through her work with victims at a hospital in Monrovia.

Another woman religious at the same institution, Sister Paciencia Melgar, from Guinea, is also reported as seriously ill.


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