Only two people remain in hospital after Spain Ebola scare


Madrid, Oct 27 (IANS/EFE): Ten people were discharged Monday from the Carlos III Hospital in Madrid where they were in quarantine, after they showed no signs of the Ebola virus at the end of the 21-day incubation period.

Only two people remain at the hospital, a low-risk patient who continues under observation but has no symptoms of the disease, and nursing assistant Teresa Romero, 44, the first person who contracted the virus outside Africa.

Romero was declared free from the virus last week, but remains at the hospital to recover from its side effects.

The nursing assistant was admitted to the hospital Oct 6 after suffering a fever and was diagnosed with Ebola.

She caught the virus while treating two Spanish missionaries repatriated from Sierra Leone and Liberia, who died from the disease in August and September.

All the people she had been in contact with were put under observation in their homes or were taken to the Carlos III Hospital, including her husband, Javier Limon, who was discharged Monday.

The haemorrhaegic fever is considered most contagious once the patient has fever, and its incubation period is 21 days.

The Ebola outbreak in Western Africa has killed more than 4,500 people since last March, most of them in Guinea Conakry, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

  

LEAVE A COMMENT

Title : Only two people remain in hospital after Spain Ebola scare


 
 
 
 

 
You have 2000 characters left.

Disclaimer:

Please write your correct name and email address. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. Daijiworld.com will not be responsible for any defamatory message posted under this article.

Please note that sending false messages to insult, defame, intimidate, mislead or deceive people or to intentionally cause public disorder is punishable under law. It is obligatory on Daijiworld to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments, to the authority concerned upon request.

Hence, sending offensive comments using daijiworld will be purely at your own risk, and in no way will Daijiworld.com be held responsible.


Security Validation

Enter the characters in the image