(CNN) — A nurse’s assistant in Spain is the first person known to have contracted Ebola outside of Africa in the current outbreak.
Spanish Health Minister Ana Mato announced Monday that a test confirmed the assistant has the virus.
The woman helped treat a Spanish missionary and a Spanish priest, both of whom had contracted Ebola in West Africa.
Both died after returning to Spain.
Health officials said she developed symptoms on September 30. She was hospitalized Sunday. Her only symptom was a fever.
An investigation is under way to find everyone she may have had contact with while contagious. So far, there are no other known cases.