Wednesday 18 October 2017

Ebola nurse now 'critically ill' after condition 'deteriorated' due to late complication

Pauline Cafferkey contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone Credit: Lisa Ferguson/Scotland on Sunday/PA Wire
Pauline Cafferkey contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone Credit: Lisa Ferguson/Scotland on Sunday/PA Wire

Jane Kirby

A nurse who is being treated for a late complication of an Ebola infection is now "critically ill" after her condition "deteriorated", the hospital treating her has said.

Pauline Cafferkey, 39, was admitted to the isolation unit at the Royal Free Hospital in north west London on Friday after becoming unwell in Glasgow.

A statement from the Royal Free said: "We are sad to announce that Pauline Cafferkey's condition has deteriorated and she is now critically ill.

"She is being treated for Ebola in the high level isolation unit at the Royal Free Hospital."

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