'Ebola nurse' Pauline Cafferkey critically illComments
A Scottish nurse who contracted Ebola but apparently made a full recovery is critically ill with complications from the deadly virus.
Pauline Cafferkey was readmitted to an isolation unit at London’s Royal Free Hospital last week.
Medical personnel confirmed the virus is still present in her body, but it is not believed to be contagious. Doctors said the 39-year-old was being treated for an “unusual late complication” of the infection.
Cafferkey had been working with Ebola patients in Sierra Leone last year and was diagnosed in Scotland after returning from West Africa.
She was given blood plasma from a survivor and an experimental anti-viral drug by the Royal Free Hospital and later given the all-clear.
People who have recently come into contact with the nurse are being monitored by health authorities as a precaution.
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