Ebola nurse in third virus dash
NURSE Pauline Cafferkey has been flown to London to be treated for a “late complication” from the Ebola virus.
Ms Cafferkey ( above), 40, was taken from Glasgow by RAF Hercules to the Royal Free Hospital.
It’s the third time she’s been hospitalised since contracting the deadly virus.
She was originally infected while working in Sierra Leone in December 2014 and spent almost a month in an isolation unitl.
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said yesterday Ms Cafferkey was in a stable condition after “routine monitoring” identified a problem.
A spokesman for the Royal Free Hospital said: “We can confirm that Pauline Cafferkey will now be treated by the hospital’s infectious diseases team.
“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.”