Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey transferred to London unit

Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey transferred to London unit

A health worker who was diagnosed with Ebola after returning to Scotland from Sierra Leone has arrived at a specialist treatment centre in London.

Pauline Cafferkey, who flew to Glasgow via Casablanca and London Heathrow, was taken to the Royal Free Hospital.

She is understood to have been flown to RAF Northolt in a military plane after leaving Glasgow in a convoy.

Passengers on flights she took to the UK are being traced, but officials say the risk to the public is very low.

Ms Cafferkey was part of a group of 50 NHS healthcare workers who returned to the UK at the weekend after volunteering in Sierra Leone.

The associate public health nurse at Blantyre Health Centre, South Lanarkshire, left Gartnavel Hospital in Glasgow just after 03:00 GMT on Tuesday.

Six police cars accompanied two ambulances as she was taken to Glasgow Airport. She was taken to an isolation unit at the north London hospital from the RAF base in west London.

Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-30629397



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