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Ebola nurse gets out of hospital for a third time


Pauline Cafferkey

Pauline Cafferkey

Pauline Cafferkey

Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey has been discharged from hospital after being treated for the third time for a complication linked to the disease.

The Royal Free Hospital said the Scottish medic was released yesterday and is "not infectious".

The 40-year-old was originally infected with the killer disease while working in Sierra Leone in December 2014, and she was flown from Glasgow to the London hospital on February 23 for her latest treatment.

In a statement, the Royal Free said: "Pauline Cafferkey has today been discharged from the care of the Royal Free Hospital following her admission due to a complication related to her previous infection by the Ebola virus.

"Pauline is not infectious. The virus can only be transmitted by direct contact with the blood or bodily fluids of an infected person while they are symptomatic."

Originally, Ms Cafferkey spent a month in an isolation unit at the Royal Free after being flown home from west Africa.

Belfast Telegraph