Ebola detected again in Scottish nurse

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Ebola detected again in Scottish nurse Pauline Cafferkey

  • 9 October 2015
  • From the section Scotland

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Ebola has been detected in a Scottish nurse who first contracted the virus in December last year.

Greater Glasgow health board has confirmed that the virus is present in Pauline Cafferkey but said it was left over from the original infection. It is not thought to be contagious.

The 39-year-old has been flown back to an isolation unit at the Royal Free Hospital in London.

She contracted the virus while helping to fight Ebola in Sierra Leone.

Ms Cafferkey spent almost a month in an isolation unit at the Royal Free Hospital at the beginning of the year after contracting the virus in December 2014.

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