Saturday, October 11, 2014

España: Update--Teresa Romero, 44, Improved, Communicating with Staff

According to The Latin American Tribune, the Spanish nursing assistant infected with the Ebola virus is conscious Saturday (October 11) and able to speak with the medical team caring for her at Carlos III Hospital, medical sources said.

The team attending Teresa Romero, 44, is comprised of ten people including three physicians, the sources said.

Romero has been hospitalized since Monday (October 6) when her infection with the Ebola virus was confirmed, and which she had contracted while working with the team attending missionary Manuel Garcia Viejo, who died September 25 at the same Madrid medical center.

COMMENT: Also hospitalized at the same institution besides Teresa Romero are another 16 people, including three women--a hairdresser, a nurse and a cleaning lady--who were admitted Friday (October 10) after coming into contact with the nursing assistant.

None of those admitted have shown symptoms of infection with the virus.

Besides the confirmed case of Teresa Romero, another case is under investigation: a nurse with the team that attended Garcia Viejo and who tested negative in her first PCR diagnostic exam.

The woman currently awaits the results of the second test which, after 72 hours, could be available on Saturday.

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