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Spanish nurse, dozens in Dallas case appear to be Ebola-free

Teresa Romero, the 44-year-old Spanish nurse whose infection with Ebola rattled Europe, has now tested negative for the disease, the Spanish government said Sunday. Romero tested positive for the Ebola virus on Oct. 6 after treating two dying patients in a Madrid hospital, and another test will be conducted to determine if she is truly free of the disease. Her husband and 14 other people remain in quarantine, though none has developed any Ebola symptoms.

In the U.S., meanwhile, the fiancée of Thomas Eric Duncan and some other 50 people in the Dallas area who came in contact with the Ebola victim are being declared no longer at risk of contracting the disease, The New York Times reports. Along with the fiancée, Louise Troh, the people apparently out of the woods include the paramedics who transported Duncan in an ambulance and health workers who took samples of and processed his blood.