Ebola nurse tests negative for disease
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.”