Ebola nurse in third virus dash

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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.”

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