Husband Of Nurse Diagnosed With Ebola, 3 Others Placed In Quarantine In...

Husband Of Nurse Diagnosed With Ebola, 3 Others Placed In Quarantine In Spain As Epidemic Spreads

By News Desk | The Trent on October 7, 2014
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A doctor works in a laboratory on collected samples of the Ebola virus at the Centre for Disease Control in Entebbe, Uganda, following an outbreak that killed 16 people in 2012. (Photo Credit: Reuters/Edward Echwalu)

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.’

The Spanish nurse has become the first person in the world to contract Ebola outside of Africa after treating a patient with the deadly virus at Madrid's Carlos III Hospital. Pictured: Police escort an ambulance with the nurse
The Spanish nurse has become the first person in the world to contract Ebola outside of Africa after treating a patient with the deadly virus at Madrid’s Carlos III Hospital. Pictured: Police escort an ambulance with the nurse [Photo Credit; Getty Images]
Unnamed staff at the hospital where the nurse worked complained the protective gear they were given was inadequate, saying they were permeable and had no breathing apparatus
Unnamed staff at the hospital where the nurse worked complained the protective gear they were given was inadequate, saying they were permeable and had no breathing apparatus [Photo Credit: Andres Kudacki/AP Photo]
The 44-year-old Spanish woman was moved between the hospitals in a special fully-incubated stretcher
The 44-year-old Spanish woman was moved between the hospitals in a special fully-incubated stretcher [Photo Credit: Getty Images]
Medical staff could be seen removing the woman on an enclosed stretcher out of the ambulance last night
Medical staff could be seen removing the woman on an enclosed stretcher out of the ambulance last night [Photo Credit: Getty Images]
The Spanish nurse was part of the team that treated Spanish priest Manuel Garcia Viejo, who was brought back from Africa last month so that he could be treated for the deadly virus pictured. He died on September 26
The Spanish nurse was part of the team that treated Spanish priest Manuel Garcia Viejo, who was brought back from Africa last month so that he could be treated for the deadly virus pictured. He died on September 26 [Photo Creidt: AP]
 

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