When Teresa Romero Ramos, the Spanish nurse now afflicted with the deadly Ebola virus first felt feverish on September 30, she reportedly called her family doctor and told him she had been working with Ebola patients just like Thomas Eric Duncan who died today in Dallas. Her fever was low-grade, just 38 degrees Celsius (100 degrees Fahrenheit), far enough below the 38.6-degree Ebola red alert temperature to not cause alarm. Her doctor told her to take two aspirin, keep an eye on her fever and keep in touch, according to Spanish press reports quoting Romero’s husband Javier Limón Romero. He says she didn’t initially exhibit any of the other Ebola symptoms: vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, and she certainly didn’t feel sick enough to stay in bed.

Less than a week later, Romero tested positive for the virus – news she learned not from her doctor but from watching a Spanish Europa Press news report on her smartphone from her hospital bed. Her husband and a second nurse’s aide who treated the same Ebola patients were immediately put under quarantine when Romero’s diagnosis was confirmed. Now a third nurse who also worked with the same Ebola patients who infected Romero is exhibiting the same low-grade fever. This time, authorities acted quickly to isolate her. Had they had the same response to Romero’s slight fever, they could have stopped the spread of the deadly virus. Instead, scores of people in Madrid who used the same public transportation, restaurants, and grocery stores as Romero wait anxiously to see if they, too, will get sick. [Read more]

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