British Ebola Nurse Discharged from Hospital

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on Jan 25 2015 4:36 PM

 British Ebola Nurse Discharged from Hospital
British nurse, Pauline Cafferkey, who contracted Ebola while working as a volunteer at a British-built Ebola treatment center in Sierra Leone was discharged from the London's Royal Free Hospital after having made a full recovery.
The Scottish nurse was diagnosed in Glasgow on December 29 before being transferred to Britain's only isolation ward for Ebola patients at London's Royal Free Hospital. Her condition became critical initially but she later showed signs of improvement and was taken off the danger list on January 12. A statement from the London hospital said, "Ms Cafferkey has made a complete recovery and is now free of the virus."

Cafferkey thanked the hospital staff to have saved her life. In her first public comments since contracting the disease, the nurse revealed that she still did not feel 100 percent, but was happy to be alive. She said, "I feel quite weak, but I'm looking forward to going home."

The hospital's infectious diseases team leader Michael Jacobs said, "We are delighted that Pauline has recovered and is now well enough to go home. I am very proud of the staff who have been caring for her. It is because of the skill and hard work of the entire team that she is now able to go home."


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