Not only is the nurse is the first person in the world confirmed to have contracted the virus outside West Africa, the apparent manner of her infection, with no known physical contact with an Ebola sufferer, will concern medical experts studying the spread and mutation of the disease. It could also have serious implications for frontline efforts to treat and isolate patients.
Airborne? Or did the nurse miss something?
In Spain, doctors said they may have figured out how a nurse became the first person infected outside of West Africa in this outbreak. Teresa Romero said she remembered once touching her face with her glove after leaving the quarantine room where an Ebola victim was being treated. Romero’s condition was stable.