Friday, 9 October 2015

Ebola detected again in British nurse

A nurse diagnosed with Ebola in December last year has been flown to an isolation unit after falling ill.

Pauline Cafferkey, 39, was flown from Glasgow to London this morning, back to the Royal Free Hospital.
She spent almost a month in an isolation there earlier this year.

The nurse, from Cambuslang, South Lanarkshire, contracted the virus after helping victims in Sierra Leone.
It is understood that the virus has been found in Mrs Cafferkey, however it is from her original infection and she is not contagious.

It is said that the move in taking her to the hospital is "highly precautionary".
In a statement, the Royal Free said: "We can confirm that Pauline Cafferkey was transferred from the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow to the Royal Free London hospital in the early hours of this morning due to an unusual late complication of her previous infection by the Ebola virus.

The Ebola virus can only be transmitted by direct contact with the blood or bodily fluids of an infected person while they are symptomatic so the risk to the general public remains low and the NHS has well established and practised infection control procedures in place."

1 comment:

  1. Tot dis virus has being eradicated. They should quarantine every1 dat has come in contact with her in other to stop d spread. Ebola must end in 2015 in Jesus name. Amen!!!