A nurse who was re-admitted to hospital last week after being treated for ebola earlier this year is now in a critical condition, it has been announced.
Pauline Cafferkey is currently being treated for ebola in the high level isolation unit at the Royal Free Hospital in London.
In a statement released at 1pm today, the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust said: “We are sad to announce that Pauline Cafferkey’s condition has deteriorated and she is now critically ill.”
A previous statement from the trust, issued on Friday, had described her condition as “serious”.
Ms Cafferkey was transferred to the Royal Free from the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow during the early hours of 9 October due to an “unusual late complication of her previous infection by the ebola virus”.
She was first treated for ebola in the special isolation facilities at the Royal Free in January, where she was critically ill for more than a week before being allowed to return home to Scotland.