Wednesday, October 14, 2015

#Ebola: Treated British Ebola nurse, Pauline Cafferkey, now critically ill due to a resurgence of Ebola virus

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A British nurse who was successfully treated in January after contracting Ebola in Sierra Leone is now “critically ill” due to a resurgence of the virus, the hospital treating her said on Wednesday. “We are sad to announce that Pauline Cafferkey’s condition has deteriorated and she is now critically ill.
Pauline is being treated for Ebola in the high-level isolation unit at the Royal Free Hospital,” it said in a statement.

Cafferkey was taken to the specialist unit in London – the only one of......
its kind in Britain — last week after being admitted to a hospital in Glasgow on Tuesday when she felt unwell.

Her sister Toni has said doctors diagnosed her with a virus on Monday but had sent her home, missing an opportunity to act quickly.

Health officials have contacted and are monitoring 58 people who have been in close contact with Cafferkey, 40 of whom have had direct contact with her bodily fluids — the main mode of Ebola transmission.

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