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UK Ebola survivor William Pooley is given the all-clear

By David Wilcock

British Ebola survivor William Pooley has told how he feared for his life after catching the deadly virus.

The volunteer nurse (29) has been given the all-clear and discharged from a London hospital, having received the experimental drug ZMapp to combat the disease he contracted in Sierra Leone.

He praised the "world-class" treatment he was given after being evacuated back to the United Kingdom.

Mr Pooley, from Suffolk, was flown home by the RAF and cared for in a special unit at the Royal Free Hospital in north London.

He told how he had been woken by a doctor in a full protective suit after blood tests proved he had Ebola while working in west Africa.

He said: "I was worried I was going to die.

"I was worried about my family, I was scared."

He said the worst thing had been having to tell his parents that he had Ebola, adding: "No one wants to upset their parents in that way."

He said he had no regrets about going to an area where the epidemic was rife but said he had no plans for the future at the moment.

He joked: "They incinerated my passport so my mum will be pleased to know I cannot go anywhere at the moment."

Mr Pooley is heading home to Eyke in East Anglia, where his parents Robin and Jackie live, to recuperate with friends and family, he said.

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