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Ebola nurse discharged from Royal Free

PUBLISHED: 09:40 29 February 2016 | UPDATED: 09:40 29 February 2016

Pauline Cafferkey has been discharged from the Royal Free. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Pauline Cafferkey has been discharged from the Royal Free. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

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The Scottish nurse who contracted Ebola has been discharged from The Royal Free Hospital and is “not infectious”.

Pauline Cafferkey was admitted to the Hampstead hospital for the third time last week after being flown in from Glasgow.

A hospital statement said: “Pauline Cafferkey has been discharged from the care of the Royal Free Hospital following her admission due to a complication related to her previous infection by the Ebola virus.

“We can confirm that Pauline is not infectious. The Ebola virus can only be transmitted by direct contact with the blood or bodily fluids of an infected person while they are symptomatic.”

The Scottish nurse first contracted Ebola while working at the Save the Children treatment centre in Kerry Town, Sierra Leone.

She spent a month in isolation at the beginning of 2015 and was readmitted nine months later and then again last week.


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