Ebola-Hit French Nurse in 'Stable Condition'

by Bidita Debnath on  September 24, 2014 at 11:43 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
A French nurse who contracted Ebola while volunteering for Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Liberia and was flown back to Paris is in a "stable" condition, informs the humanitarian group.
 Ebola-Hit French Nurse in 'Stable Condition'
Ebola-Hit French Nurse in 'Stable Condition'

The nurse was airlifted back to France last week and is being treated in the Begin military hospital on the outskirts of the capital, where she is being given experimental treatments to fight the deadly disease.

"Her condition is stable and doctors are doing their best so she gets better," Mego Terzian, head of MSF, told France Inter radio, adding that physicians were optimistic about her recovery.

Terzian said 15 colleagues had been infected by the deadly virus, which has killed nearly 3,000 people in west Africa in the worst-ever outbreak of the disease, without giving any further details.

The nurse, who has not been identified, is the first French national to be infected with the virus, which causes severe muscle pain, vomiting, diarrhoea and -- in some cases -- unstoppable internal and external bleeding.

Source: AFP

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