Spanish nurse's aide who had contracted Ebola is free of virus, Spain's Special Ebola Committee says. http://t.co/x1mYCirTI2
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) October 19, 2014
She has received two main treatments in her battle against Ebola, for which there is still no vaccine. The first was an IV drip with the antibodies of an Ebola survivor — a Catholic nun who survived the disease in West Africa. And Romero also received an experimental anti-viral drug, favipiravir, Enjuanes said.
Spain imported another experimental drug, ZMab, but could only get an older version — not the newest version, whose stocks have run low globally — and Romero’s doctors decided not to use it on her, Enjuanes said.
To fight her lung problems while also battling Ebola, the doctors administered anti-inflammatory drugs to ease her respiratory problems, even while unsure how that treatment might affect the anti-Ebola measures, Enjuanes said.