The husband of the Spanish nurse who tested positive for the Ebola virus who be became the first person outside Africa to be diagnosed with the virus, along with three others have been quarantined, with about thirty others being monitored for the virus according to Daily Mail reports.
Although officials say they don’t know how she got the virus, reports say that the nurse had previously complained of high fever and acute tiredness after she had helped in the treatment of two priests who had become infected with the virus in Sierra Leone.
Staff at Carlos III hospital have come out on Monday, October 6, 2014 to state that the protective suits she used in the treatment did not meet standard World Health Organisation (WHO) requirements as they were permeable and did not have a breathing apparatus.
Antonio Alemany, the head of Madrid’s primary health care said: “At the moment we are investigating the way in which the professional was infected. ‘We don’t know yet what failed. ‘We’re investigating the mechanism of infection.’