Pauline Cafferkey placed in isolation again over Ebola scare

Pauline Cafferkey placed in isolation again over Ebola scare

Pauline Cafferkey, a nurse from Scotland has been placed in isolation after doctors found that the virus is present in her body but said that it was left over from the previous infection.

Doctors also said that the virus is not contagious. She has been taken to separation unit at the Royal Free Hospital in London. Ms Cafferkey was in the unit earlier this year in the wake of getting the infection in December 2014. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said that the 39 year old burse had been admitted to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow on Tuesday after she was feeling unwell and was treated at the infectious diseases unit.

She was then transferred from Glasgow to the Royal Free Hospital early in the morning due to complication in her illness. Officials said that the she was transferred in a highly precautionary process. Experts said that she appeared to be in good condition and it is unlikely that the virus remained infectious.

Dr Emilia Crighton, NHSGGC director of public health, said: "Pauline's condition is a complication of a previous infection with the Ebola virus.The risk to the public is very low. In line with normal procedures in cases such as this, we have identified a small number of close contacts of Pauline's that we will be following up as a precaution.”


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