Ebola nurse tests neg­a­tive for dis­ease

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Pauline Caf­fer­key last week tested neg­a­tive for Ebola hours af­ter be­ing rushed to hos­pi­tal from her Cam­bus­lang home.

The 40- year- old nurse – who con­tracted the dis­ease while work­ing in Sierra Leone in 2014 – was taken from her home by am­bu­lance last Thurs­day. It is the fourth time since her re­turn from Africa that she has been rushed to hos­pi­tal.

She was ad­mit­ted to Glas­gow’s Queen El­iz­a­beth Univer­sity Hos­pi­tal amid fears she was suf­fer­ing more com­pli­ca­tions re­lated to the ini­tial in­fec­tion. Pauline was ini­tially be­ing mon­i­tored by the in­fec­tious diseases team.

How­ever, NHS Greater Glas­gow and Clyde said she had tested neg­a­tive for the Ebola virus.

Neigh­bours of Pauline had ear­lier spoke of their con­cerns. One said: “Pauline is a lovely lady and we have noth­ing but re­spect and good things to say about her.

“She did a fan­tas­tic thing go­ing to Sierra Leone and has helped save hun­dreds, if not thou­sands, of lives over there.”

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