By Euro Weekly News Media • 11 November 2014 • 8:49
TERESA ROMERO hit the headlines as the first person to contract the Ebola virus outside of Africa.
Ms Romero contracted the disease whilst treating a Spanish missionary, Manuel Garcia Viejo, who sadly died of the disease he contracted in Sierra Leone where the outbreak is at its worst.
The 44-year-old nurse was in isolation for a month as she was treated with antibodies from other people who had contracted and survived the Ebola virus, and other drugs that were not named.
However, at home her beloved, mixed-breed dog Excalibur was sadly put down by health chiefs in Madrid as they believed he was a carrier of the disease, despite more than 300,000 people signing a petition to keep him alive and test him for the virus.
Ms Romero stated that finding out her precious dog had been put down was the worst part of her ordeal and that, “he was not given a chance.”
She is demanding £120,000 compensation after Excalibur was euthanized against her will, as well as suing one particular health chief, Javier Rodriguez, for defamation.
This regards accusations made by Mr Rodriguez suggesting Ms Romero hid health health information from doctors as well as claiming the nurse could have contracted the virus by not following protocol.
Whilst on live TV he made the controversial comment: “You don’t need a master’s degree to explain to someone how to put on or take off a suit.”
Teresa is still recovering and is planning to get another “little Excalibur,” according to statements.
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