British nurse who contracted Ebola is back in isolation..after getting the virus again
Is Ebola coming back? A British nurse who contracted Ebola
in Sierre Leone is back in hospital today after falling ill with
the deadly virus for a second time. Pauline Cafferkey, 39,
was flown from Glasgow back to the Royal Free Hospital in
north London by the RAF this morning, ten months after she
first recovered from the illness.
The NHS nurse was wheeled from a jet at RAF Northolt by
medics in hazard suits on a bed surrounded by a protective
bubble before police closed roads so her ambulance could
rush her to the nearby hospital.
She is said to have developed an ‘unusual late
complication’ as a result of the original Ebola infection and
tests have revealed that the virus is still lingering in her
spent a month and became critically ill after being
diagnosed with Ebola last December.
Confirming the relapse – and the seriousness of her
condition – Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt tweeted:
‘Thoughts with Pauline Cafferkey today as she battles Ebola
for the second time’