British Nurse Readmitted For Ebola For The Third Time

ebola1British nurse Pauline Cafferkey has been transported by an RAF Hercules to London having been admitted to hospital for a third time since contracting Ebola.

According to the UK Daily Mail, Ms. Cafferkey, 39, was rushed to Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital due to a late complication from her previous infection.

The health worker landed at RAF Northolt, in west London, just before 5pm, and was taken to the Royal Free Hospital in London.

The hospital has the UK’s only high-level isolation unit used for treating infectious diseases.

A spokesman for the Royal Free Hospital said: ‘We can confirm that Pauline Cafferkey is being transferred to the Royal Free Hospital due to a late complication from her previous infection by the Ebola virus.

‘She will now be treated by the hospital’s infectious diseases team under nationally agreed guidelines.

‘The Ebola virus can only be transmitted by direct contact with the blood or bodily fluids of an infected person while they are symptomatic so the risk to the general public remains low.’

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.