SPAIN was declared officially free of Ebola today (Tuesday December 2), 42 days after nursing assistant Teresa Romero’s second negative test result.
In accordance with World Health Organisation criteria the country is now an Ebola free zone as no symptoms have been reported since and observation periods for those with a possibility of catching the virus have been completed.
After Ebola survivor Teresa Romero – the last diagnosed case – left hospital, a Spanish volunteer doctor was brought back from Mali after accidentally pricking herself with a needle which was believed to have been in contact with a sufferer.
The volunteer remains under observation on the sixth floor of Madrid’s Carlos III Hospital but has shown no symptoms and all tests have been negative. She will remain there until the 21-day incubation period is over.