10/27/2014 07:55 EDT | Updated 12/27/2014 05:59 EST

Husband of Spanish Ebola survivor, 9 others leave hospital as 21-day observation period ends

MADRID - Ten people who had contact with a Spanish nursing assistant who survived Ebola have been released from a Madrid hospital, among them the woman's husband.

A spokeswoman for Carlos III hospital says they left Monday after 21 days under observation with no symptoms. Nursing assistant Teresa Romero was cleared of the virus last week but is still being treated for aftereffects.

Her husband, Javier Limon, smiled wearily as he left. He told the Telecinco news channel he felt OK, Romero was doing well and he wanted to go back to his Madrid apartment to rest. The couple's dog has been euthanized by authorities over Ebola fears.

The hospital official spoke on condition of anonymity because of hospital policy.


Associated Press writer Alan Clendenning in Madrid contributed to this report.