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UK nurse who contracted Ebola is readmitted to hospital

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: (Published 24 February 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i1134
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. London

Pauline Cafferkey, the Scottish nurse who contracted Ebola virus disease while working in Sierra Leone, has been readmitted to hospital with symptoms relating to the disease for a second time.

Cafferkey spent almost a month in a special isolation unit at the Royal Free Hospital in London at the beginning of last year after contracting Ebola while working in a Save the Children clinic in Kerry Town, Sierra Leone.

She was then readmitted to the Royal Free in October after developing meningitis …

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