Doctors treating Spanish Ebola nurse hopeful

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

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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.

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