Good news here. The special hospital down in London has cured Pauline. Ebola is still 100% a HUGE possible problem for our species, it’s still here, it’s still killing. But terrific news she is ok. Happy stories are good!
UK nurse Pauline Cafferkey is no longer critically ill with Ebola, London’s Royal Free Hospital says. In a statement, the hospital said she was “showing signs of improvement”.
Ms Cafferkey, from Glasgow, was diagnosed with Ebola in December after returning from Sierra Leone. It was announced she was in a critical condition on 4 January. The 39-year-old had volunteered with other UK NHS staff for the charity Save the Children in West Africa.
The full statement from the hospital said: “The Royal Free Hospital is pleased to announce that Pauline Cafferkey is showing signs of improvement and is no longer critically ill.
“She remains in isolation as she receives specialist care for the Ebola virus.” Ms Cafferkey has been treated with experimental drugs and has received blood plasma from another British nurse, Will Pooley, who recovered from an Ebola infection last year.
She had travelled home to Scotland via Casablanca, Morocco, and Heathrow Airport in London. She was initially screened at Heathrow, where her temperature was normal, despite telling officials that she felt unwell. Her temperature was taken a further six times within 30 minutes, but it was normal each time and she was cleared to fly on to Scotland.
Ms Cafferkey was then placed in an isolation unit at Glasgow’s Gartnavel Hospital after becoming feverish, before being transferred by RAF Hercules plane to London on 30 December, and taken to the Royal Free’s specialist treatment centre. Ebola is transmitted by direct contact with the bodily fluids of an infected person, such as blood, vomit or faeces.
The virus has killed more than 7,800 people, almost all in West Africa, since it broke out a year ago. The World Health Organization says the number of people infected by the disease in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea has now passed 20,000.
Remember this woman? I can’t remember her name, she just got booted out of Celebrity Big Brother I am told, here in the UK, Vile woman, she says things to anger people to gain a reaction. The irony is I am talking about her. But I think we need to know this Woman is having her 15 minutes of fame. Nothing more, nothing less, flash in the pan, easy to forget evil woman. I still feel for her kids. They must get a hard time at School with a Mother like this!
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