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Italian Nurse Working in Sierra Leone With 'Emergency' Cured of Ebola

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on June 12, 2015 at 7:49 AM
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Italian Nurse Working in Sierra Leone With 'Emergency' Cured of Ebola

An Italian male nurse, Stefano Marongiu, who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone with medical charity Emergency has been cured and left hospital on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, the health ministry announced.

Marongiu had spent the last month receiving treatment at the Spallanzani infectious diseases clinic in Rome. He was the second Italian to contract the deadly disease after Fabrizio Pulvirenti, a Sicilian doctor who had also worked for Emergency in Sierra Leone.

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The doctor, who left hospital in January, 2015, was treated at the same clinic with a combination of experimental drugs and the blood plasma of an Ebola survivor.

The health ministry said, "Marongiu had been treated with drugs sourced overseas but did not reveal further details."

The nurse said, "I would not rule out another spell working in Africa. I've not had time to enjoy my family but I would not exclude a return to the field. If Emergency needs me, I'll be there."

Source: AFP
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