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Spanish Nurse’s Aid Ebola Free in Third Test

Al Goodman | CNN   in 
October 21, 2014

Madrid (CNN) — Teresa Romero Ramos, a Spanish nurse’s aide who had contracted Ebola after caring for a patient with the deadly disease, is now free of the virus, Spain’s Special Ebola Committee said Sunday.

“Today I’m very happy, because it can be said that Teresa has overcome this illness,” Romero’s husband, Javier Limon, said in a video statement released by a family spokeswoman.

Two earlier tests showed that Ebola levels in the health worker were almost nil, and a third test came back negative.

“The last two measurements were in ‘background’ levels, and there is no significant statistical difference with negative results,” Luis Enjuanes, an expert on viruses, said in a phone interview, in English, with CNN. “If for three times, throughout one week, you are background, background, background, in practical terms it means you don’t have the virus.”

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