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Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey discharged from hospital

File image of Pauline Cafferkey at the Royal Free Credit: Royal Free Hospital

Nurse Pauline Cafferkey has been discharged from the Royal Free Hospital, where she had been admitted following complications from a previous Ebola infection.

A statement from the hospital said that Ms Cafferkey, who contracted Ebola while working in West Africa more than a year ago, is not infectious.

Her recent spell in the Royal Free was the third time Ms Cafferkey has been treated in the hospital since returning to the UK after contracting Ebola.

Pauline Cafferkey transferred to hospital in London

Pauline Cafferkey has been transported by an RAF Hercules plane from Glasgow to London where she will receive treatment at the Royal Free Hospital.

Pauline Cafferkey boarding a plane at Glasgow airport today Credit: SWNS

Bio security measures were in place to transport her to London because of her previous infection by the Ebola virus.

Pauline Cafferkey contracted Ebola while working in West Africa over a year ago Credit: PA

Royal Free: Cafferkey to be treated for Ebola 'complication'

Pauline Cafferkey is to be treated at the Royal Free Hospital Credit: PA

The Royal Free Hospital has confirmed that Pauline Cafferkey is to be transferred there for treatment for "a late complication" from when she was infected with the Ebola virus.

A spokesman for the 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 and the NHS has well-established and practised infection control procedures in place.

– Statement from Royal Free Hospital

Ms Cafferkey was treated at the Royal Free when she was first infected with Ebola.

She was treated there again last year for meningitis caused by Ebola.

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