French MSF nurse ‘cured’ of Ebola, health minister says

October 4, 2014 11:49 PM

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French MSF nurse ‘cured’ of Ebola, health minister says

A French nurse who contracted Ebola in Liberia while volunteering for Doctors Without Borders (Médecins sans frontières, or MSF) “is now cured and has left the hospital”, Health Minister Marisol Touraine said in a statement on Saturday.

The first French national to be infected with the virus in the latest outbreak was airlifted back to France on September 19 to receive experimental treatment at the Bégin military hospital on the outskirts of Paris. Her name has not been made public.

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