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British Ebola Survivor Nurse Hospitalized Due to Unusual Late Complication

by Shirley Johanna on October 9, 2015 at 6:50 PM
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British Ebola Survivor Nurse Hospitalized Due to Unusual Late Complication

A British nurse who recovered from Ebola last year has been hospitalized again and is being treated for an unusual late complication.

Nurse Pauline Cafferkey, who voluntarily went to the west African country to treat Ebola patients, was flown from a Glasgow hospital to London's Royal Free Hospital, which houses Britain's only isolation ward for Ebola patients.

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She had been admitted to hospital in Glasgow on October 6 after feeling unwell.

She was transferred early Friday "due to an unusual late complication of her previous illness," said Professor Paul Cosford, medical director at Public Health England agency.
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"She was transported in a military aircraft under the supervision of experts. She will now be treated in isolation in line with nationally agreed guidelines."

"The Scottish health authorities will be following up on a small number of close contacts of Pauline's as a precaution."

Cafferkey was diagnosed with Ebola in December after returning to Glasgow from Sierra Leone.

She spent almost a month in an isolation unit at the Royal Free Hospital.

Source: AFP
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