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UK Ebola nurse re-admitted to hospital again - Tests negative for condition

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  • UK Ebola nurse re-admitted to hospital again - Tests negative for condition

    oct 6, 2016

    A Scots nurse who was treated for Ebola has tested negative for the disease after being readmitted to hospital.


    She was taken to Glasgow's Queen Elizabeth University Hospital under police escort after becoming unwell.

    Pauline Cafferkey, 40, is reported to be in a stable condition. Doctors treating her say there is no danger to the public.
    Ms Cafferkey contracted Ebola while working as part of a UK team in Sierra Leone in 2014.

    A statement issued by NHS Greater Glasgow said: "Pauline Cafferkey was admitted to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital this morning under the care of the Infectious Diseases Unit.

    "Due to Ms Cafferkey's past medical history, appropriate precautionary measures were taken whilst further investigations were carried out.
    "We are pleased to report that tests for the Ebola virus are negative. She remains in a stable condition in the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital. We want to repeat our previous reassurance that there is no risk to the public."
    The Scottish nurse who was treated for Ebola after returning from West Africa in 2014 tests negative for the disease.
    “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
    Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

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