Ebola transmission has ended in Spain

by Wayne Ghesquiere on December 9, 2014

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On Dec 02, 2014 The World Health Organization officially declared Spain Ebola free.  The country is commended for its diligence in identifying potential cases and preventing further transmission of the virus.

The transmission began in October with a health care worker who was providing medical care to a person with Ebola from Sierra Leone in La Paz-Carlos III hospital.   All contacts with the health care worker  and patient were closely monitored and high risk contacts were quarantined.  All those monitored completed the 21 day follow up period without developing Ebola virus disease.

The health care worker was declared free of the Ebola infection on October 21, 2014. There have consequently been no further cases reported, therefore the outbreak is considered over in Spain.

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