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Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey readmitted again

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Pauline Cafferkey, the Scottish nurse who originally caught the ebola virus in 2014, has been admitted to hospital in connection with the disease for a third time.

A statement confirming Ms Cafferkey’s admission to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital was issued this morning by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

It stated: “Under routine monitoring by the infectious diseases unit Pauline Cafferkey has been admitted to hospital for further investigations.

“To protect patient confidentiality, we will not be publishing regular updates on this patient’s condition,” it added.

Ms Cafferkey was successfully treated twice during 2015 at a specialist unit based at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead, after contracting ebola while volunteering in Sierra Leone.

She was originally discharged in January but was then readmitted to the Royal Free’s high level isolation unit in October following the development of a late complication of the disease.

She was discharged from the Royal Free for a second time on 11 November.

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