Spanish Nurse with Ebola: ‘I’d Treat Patients Again’
The Spanish nurse’s assistant who contracted Ebola after treating a patient with the deadly virus is feeling a little better and says she would treat Ebola patients again if she is cured, a family friend and spokeswoman said Wednesday.
Teresa Romero Ramos is being treated at the Carlos III Hospital in Madrid, the same hospital where she contracted the illness while helping to care for an infected missionary who had been brought back from West Africa.
She spoke to her husband, Javier Limon, by phone for 10 minutes, family spokeswoman Teresa Mesa told journalists outside the hospital Wednesday.
She said Romero was stable and doing better, though hospital officials said Tuesday she remains in serious condition.
Romero has been drinking water since last night and doctors are hopeful about her condition, Mesa said. She’s not yet been able to eat anything.