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Expert: Unusual for Ebola virus to be detected again

The detected return of the Ebola infection in British nurse Pauline Cafferkey is "unusual", according to an expert in the field of virus research.

Dr Derek Gatherer, a lecturer at Lancaster University, said traces of the virus could remain in certain bodily fluids for months after recovery but said it was "unusual for the virus to be detected again" in someone who had already overcome the disease.

London's Royal Free Hospital, where Cafferkey is being treated, has said the nurse had been readmitted "due to an unusual late complication of her previous infection".

Nicola Sturgeon wishes Ebola nurse a 'speedy recovery'

First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon has wished nurse Pauline Cafferkey a "speedy recovery".

Pauline Cafferkey is being treated for a late complication of the Ebola infection.


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