Spanish Nurse with Ebola Beats the Virus
A Spanish nursing assistant infected with Ebola after treating missionary priests managed to beat it after nearly two weeks of treatment in Madrid and has no traces of the virus in her bloodstream, according to test results released Sunday night by Spain’s government.
Yahoo! reports, Teresa Romero, 44, is believed to be the first person to have caught Ebola via transmission outside of West Africa in the current outbreak. Two nurses in the U.S. later contracted Ebola after treating a Liberian man who died at a Dallas hospital.
Romero was caring for the two priests who contracted the disease while in West Africa, where the virus is everywhere.
Romero, who remains quarantined at Madrid’s Carlos III hospital, must undergo another Ebola test to make sure she is virus free after testing positive on Oct. 6.
Romero was treated with blood plasma from people who have been infected with Ebola, but Spanish authorities have not released more details of how she was cared for because she requested that no details be released about her treatment program.
We can only hope that others infected with the virus get the same care Romero did.
Monica Adams | News Cult