5 people under observation for Ebola in Spain

Some five persons were under observation on Thursday at the Carlos III Hospital in Madrid as a result of their possible exposure to the Ebola virus, health authorities said.

It said that three more persons were taken to the hospital where Teresa Ramos, the nursing auxiliary infected with the virus, is currently receiving treatment.

It said that two of those were doctors; one is Ramos’ family doctor who originally attended to her at a local health clinic, another is a doctor who treated her on arrival at the emergency ward at the Alcorcon hospital.

It added that the third was a nurse who treated Spanish missionaries, Miguel Pajares and Manuel Garcia Viejo, who were repatriated to Spain for treatment.

The health authorities were also monitoring Ramos’ husband and a second nurse who treated Pajares and Garcia Viejo.

However, none of the five have shown any symptoms of the disease so far.

According to Ramos who discovered that she was infected with Ebola as she read the story on her smartphone, is reported to be making favourable progress.

The fact that Ramos began to develop symptoms of the illness on Sept. 30, but was only taken to hospital on Oct. 6 has led to a revision of the Madrid regional health authority’s Ebola protocols. (Xinhua/NAN)

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