Doctors treating Spanish Ebola nurse hopeful

2014-10-13 14:00
Ebola bed. (AFP)

Ebola bed. (AFP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Madrid - The director of the Madrid hospital treating Spain's Ebola patient says the woman is stable and doctors are cautiously hopeful she will recover.

Antonio Andreu told Onda Cero radio on Monday that tests carried out on assistant nurse Teresa Romero on Sunday showed the level of virus had diminished significantly but he warned there could be other complications and it is too risky to make predictions.

He said further test results should be known on Monday.

Andreu said it is important that the 15 people who came into contact with Romero and who are being monitored at the hospital have still not shown any symptoms.

He said as the days go by the chances of them becoming infected diminishes greatly. He set 27 October as the date for a possible all-clear.

Read more on:    spain  |  ebola  |  health

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.