France is now treating an Ebola patient: Get up to speed with the latest developments
(CNN) — A happy reunion in Dallas. An Ebola patient in France. And a condition upgrade in New York.
Here are the latest developments in the Ebola outbreak:
Nurse reunited with her pet
Amidst loving squeezes and oohs and aahs (from her), and slobbery kisses and a wagging tail (from him), Dallas nurse Nina Pham was reunited Saturday with her beloved King Charles spaniel, Bentley. The pet had been sent into quarantine when Pham contracted Ebola after caring for Thomas Eric Duncan, the first patient diagnosed in the United States.
New York doctor’s condition upgraded
Dr. Craig Spencer, a physician who’s being treated for Ebola at a New York City hospital, has been upgraded from “serious but stable” to “stable.” Spencer, 33, tested positive for Ebola on October 23, days after returning home from Guinea, where he helped treat Ebola patients with Doctors Without Borders.
DEVELOPMENTS IN OTHER COUNTRIES
France admits Ebola patient
France is treating an Ebola patient who contracted the virus while working for the United Nations in Sierra Leone, the French health ministry said Sunday. The patient is now in high-security isolation at an army teaching hospital in Saint-Mande near Paris.
Patient in Spain moved out of isolation
Teresa Romero Ramos, the Spanish nurse’s aide who contracted Ebola while caring for a patient with the deadly disease, has been moved out of isolation at Madrid’s Hospital Carlos III. Authorities announced October 19 that tests showed that Romero no longer had Ebola. Still, she stayed in the hospital as her medical team conducted further tests for traces of the Ebola virus in any of her bodily fluids. Doctors have said Romero can go home once she’s as healthy as she was before she got Ebola.
Canada suspends visa applications
Canada will stop processing visa applications from foreign nationals who have visited the three most affected countries. The action is similar to one taken by Australia several days ago.