The Ebola situation in Spain appears to be improving as two suspected cases of the virus have been ruled out after tests, and nurse Teresa Romero appears to be “getting over” the infection in the King Carlos III Hospital where she is being treated.
Air France Flight AF1300 was quarantined at Madrid airport yesterday when a man who had flown from West Africa via Paris began showing signs of Ebola, including “tremors”, as reported by Breitbart London yesterday. After the other passengers were led off the plane, the patient was assessed by a doctor onboard before being transferred to the Carlos III, a specialist teaching hospital with an isolation ward, where tests were processed overnight.
The first round of tests have come out negative, meaning there is probably no danger to his fellow passengers, who were told they would be unable to retrieve their luggage until it had been decontaminated by the government. The man, who had travelled from Lagos will continue to be detained in hospital until a second round of tests are complete, probably by this evening.
Spain’s most high-profile Ebola patient, nurse Teresa Romero who contracted Ebola when treating Spanish priest Manuel García Viejo last month has recently been reported as being in a deteriorating condition, however latest reports are more positive. theLocal.es reports a doctor who said: “The illness is still serious, but she’s seen a slight improvement and fingers crossed, things stay that way”. Romero’s condition had been exacerbated by her smoking habit, but her lungs appear to be clearing.
When Romero was taken to hospital after her initial infection, a remarkable seven other people rode with her in the ambulance, and one of these was also admitted to the Carlos III hospital yesterday, after showing signs of fever. Their first test has also come back negative, but another 100 people who came into contact with the Nurse are presently under observation, 15 of whom are considered ‘high risk’.