The British nurse being treated for Ebola in a London hospital remains in a critical condition but she has stabilised, Jeremy Hunt told the House of Commons this afternoon.
Pauline Cafferkey, a Scottish public health nurse, continues to receive the "best possible care" at the Royal Free Hospital in north London, the Health Secretary said after speaking to Dr Mike Jacobs, an expert in infectious diseases who is leading the team caring for Ms Cafferkey.
For reasons of patient confidentiality, I cannot go into great detail about Pauline's current medical condition.
However, I have this morning spoken to Dr Mike Jacobs, an expert in infectious diseases who is leading the team of doctors and nurses caring for Pauline at the Royal Free.
As has been reported, Pauline's condition has deteriorated to a critical state although she stabilised yesterday and continues to receive the best possible care.
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