British Ebola Nurse In Critical Condition

 

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LONDON –

 

The first British Ebola victim, Pauline Cafferkey is in critical condition, officials have said.

The Royal Free Hospital said it was “sorry to announce that the condition of Pauline Cafferkey has gradually deteriorated over the past two days”.

Ms. Cafferkey, a nurse from South Lanarkshire, was given an experimental anti-viral drug and blood from disease survivors.

She was diagnosed with Ebola after returning from Sierra Leone and has since been receiving treatment at the Royal Free Hospital in London.

The nurse had travelled to Scotland via Casablanca, Morocco, and London’s Heathrow Airport.

She was screened for the disease at Heathrow where she told officials she believed a fever might be developing.

Her temperature was taken seven times in total, six of which were within 30 minutes, and was normal each time, so she was allowed to fly home to Scotland.

 

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