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One of Four Patients in Spain Cleared of Ebola: Reports

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One of the four patients in Spain, suspected of being infected with Ebola virus, has been tested negative, Reuters reported Tuesday.

MOSCOW, October 7 (RIA Novosti) - One of the four patients in Spain, suspected of being infected with Ebola virus, has been tested negative, Reuters reported Tuesday.

A nurse at a hospital in Madrid tested positive after taking part in a treatment of Spanish priest Manuel García Viejo, who became infected with the Ebola virus, while serving at a Sierra Leone hospital and died in a Madrid hospital on September 25. This was the first Ebola case in Europe during the current outbreak.

Three more people have been hospitalized with the similar symptoms, including another female health worker. On Tuesday, it was revealed that her test results were negative.

The European Commission has demanded from Spain to explain the first case of Ebola infection in Europe. The meeting of a special expert commission is scheduled for Wednesday.

The worst Ebola outbreak in history started in February in Guinea and quickly spread to Liberia, Sierra Leone, Senegal and Nigeria.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the death toll from the Ebola epidemic has surpassed 3,400, with 7470 infected.

There is no officially approved medication for the disease. However, several countries, including Russia, the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Japan, are currently working on vaccines.

Earlier in August, first humans were treated for the first time with the experimental ZMapp serum. Two US citizens and two doctors from Nigeria and Uganda showed signs of improvement, following the treatment. Spanish priest Pajares and Liberian doctor Abraham Borbor did not survive.

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