HEALTH

Spanish nurse who recovered from Ebola moved out of isolation room

This Nov. 1, 2014 photo provided by the Madridâs Carlos III hospital shows Teresa Romero, center, posing for a photo with medical workers and friends after leaving the isolation unit in the Carlos III hospital in Madrid, Spain. Hospital officials say a Spanish nursing assistant who recovered from an Ebola virus infection has left the isolation unit where she was being monitored and moved to a normal room. Teresa Romero tested positive on Oct 6, but was declared cured of the virus 15 days later. She was the first known person to contract the disease outside of West Africa in the latest outbreak. Madridâs Carlos III hospital said Saturday that Romero, 44, was now being attended by hospital staff that no longer needed to wear protective outfits. (AP Photo)

This Nov. 1, 2014 photo provided by the Madrid√Ęs Carlos III hospital shows Teresa Romero, center, posing for a photo with medical workers and friends after leaving the isolation unit in the Carlos III hospital in Madrid, Spain. Hospital officials say a Spanish nursing assistant who recovered from an Ebola virus infection has left the isolation unit where she was being monitored and moved to a normal room. Teresa Romero tested positive on Oct 6, but was declared cured of the virus 15 days later. She was the first known person to contract the disease outside of West Africa in the latest outbreak. Madrid√Ęs Carlos III hospital said Saturday that Romero, 44, was now being attended by hospital staff that no longer needed to wear protective outfits. (AP Photo)

A Spanish nursing assistant who recovered from an Ebola virus infection has left the isolation unit where she was being monitored and moved to a normal room, a hospital statement said Saturday.

Teresa Romero tested positive on Oct 6, but was declared cured of the virus 15 days later. She was the first known person to contract the disease outside of West Africa in the latest outbreak.

Madrid's Carlos III hospital said that Romero, 44, was now being attended by hospital staff that no longer needed to wear protective outfits.

Romero was able to reunite with her husband, Javier Limon, and other staff members at the hospital.

The statement said tests confirmed Romero was free from all traces of the virus in her body fluids.

More On This...

Romero had treated two Spanish missionaries who died of Ebola in August and September after they were flown back to Spain from West Africa.

She still needs to recover fully from the after-effects of the serious infection.

Follow us on twitter.com/foxnewslatino
Like us at facebook.com/foxnewslatino