A British nurse who was apparently cured of Ebola earlier this year is now in a critical condition, doctors have said, with experts expressing astonishment at the deterioration of her condition.
Pauline Cafferkey was admitted to the specialist treatment isolation unit at Royal Free Hospital in London on 9 October. She had been treated for Ebola at the same hospital earlier this year, and was discharged in good health in January.
Doctors have said she is suffering an “unusual late complication” of her previous infection. Ebola virus can linger for months in survivors without causing serious ill effects or infection risk and is also known to cause long-term health problems in many patients.
Little clear information, probably due to privacy laws; but implication is that this is a reemergence of the Ebola virus. In Scotland. It’s becoming clear that the reasons that researchers couldn’t identify the ‘host animal’ for Ebola for so many decades is that it could be us. Human beings. Now we wait for ‘secondary’ infections to crop up in countries in Europe and North America. All thanks to ‘brilliant’ leadership by the EU and Obama.