An Italian nurse who tested positive for the Ebola virus after returning from Sierra Leone has been transferred to Spallanzani Hospital in Rome, the Italian Air Force said on Wednesday.
According to a statement by the Italian Health Ministry, the 27-year-old nurse, who worked in Sierra Leone as a volunteer for the Emergency Medical Charity, flew back to Italy on May 8 and felt the first symptom of the disease two days later. His blood sample tested positive for the virus on Tuesday.
The ministry added that it was the second Ebola case treated in Italy.
It noted that another emergency staff who served in Sierra Leone, Dr. Fabrizio Pulvirenti from Sicily was hospitalised at the Spallanzani hospital in November and declared cured after 39 days.