13 quarantined in Italy after Ebola virus infects nurse

A total of 13 people were in quarantine in Italy on Friday after a 37-year-old nurse from the Sardinian city of Sassari was infected with the Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone.

Regional health officials, police and the government’s top representative in Sardinia were on Friday holding an emergency summit in Sassari after the nurse’s condition worsened on Thursday.

The nurse developed “significant gastrointestinal symptoms”, according to Rome’s Spalanzani hospital, where he is being treated.

The 13 people quarantined in Sassari as a precautionary measure are all relatives of the nurse, who was working for the Italian charity Emergency in Sierra Leone.

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