This is a good sign for America! Now if all the other Ebola infected people in the US come out of this alive, we will be in good standing.
The first 48 people to be quarantined in the wake of Ebola landing in the US have now been given the all-clear after showing no symptoms of the deadly disease.
All 48 were sealed off from contact with other humans after it was revealed that Thomas Eric Duncan, the first man to be diagnosed with the virus on U.S. soil, had come into contact with them.
Among the group are Louise Troh, Duncan’s fiancée, and her children, and friends and family members who has been kept under armed guard at a secret location in Dallas.
Most of the others were health workers who had contact with Duncan when he arrived at Texas Health Presbyterian hospital in Dallas on the day he was diagnosed with Ebola, sparking fears across the country that the virus would spread.
When the clock struck 10pm on Sunday night, it marked three weeks from the date that Duncan was finally admitted to the hospital. Everyone who came into contact with him before that is now in the clear.
Since Duncan died on October 8, two more people have contracted Ebola.
Nurses Nina Pham, 26, and Amber Vinson, 29, were both involved with caring for Duncan and are now themselves being treated in isolation units in hospitals.
Federal officials are meanwhile ramping up readiness to deal with future cases.
A top government official said revised guidance instructs health workers treating Ebola patients to wear protective gear ‘with no skin showing.’ The Pentagon said it is forming a team to support civilian medical staff in the U.S.
In Dallas, Louise Troh and several friends and family members are now free to leave a stranger’s home where they have been confined under armed guard for 21 days — the maximum incubation period for Ebola.
Troh said: ‘I want to breathe, I want to really grieve, I want privacy with my family’.
She added: ‘Even though the quarantine is over, our time of mourning is not over. Because of that, we ask to be given privacy as we seek to rebuild our home, our family and our daily living. We will not give any interviews at this time. I do have a story to tell, and I look forward to telling it in my own way at the right time.’