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Fears for nurse hit by Ebola

Published 10/10/2015

Complications: Pauline Cafferkey
Complications: Pauline Cafferkey

A nurse being treated for a complication of the Ebola virus is in a "serious condition", the hospital treating her has said.

Pauline Cafferkey (39) was flown from Glasgow to an isolation unit at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead, north-west London, in a military aircraft yesterday morning.

Ms Cafferkey, from South Lanarkshire, was diagnosed with Ebola in December after returning from Sierra Leone, where she had been working as a nurse at a Save the Children treatment centre.

Bodily tissues can harbour the Ebola virus for months after the person appears to have fully recovered.

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