Pauline Cafferkey who was cured from Ebola last December 2014, she was released and has been ill for a while but the real worrying question is now “Was she transferring Ebola to others the whole time” as well as Pauline 58 close contacts from family friends and work colleagues are being tested. Today we have learnt Ebola is not dead, it could be in any City on Earth, as I type and you read. To be cured then to relapse with Ebola for a 2nd time brings into question the rVSV-ZEBOV vaccine that is unlicensed currently being trialled in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (W.H.O). We all hope Pauline will be ok, but this now brings the Ebola story back to our TV News as some ‘Expert’ suggested many could have the Ebola virus after being cured, Pauline is proof that rVSV-ZEBOV vaccine has maybe only suppressed Ebola in all the people supposedly cured with it. Lets hope this does not rear it’s head in any other Country. Thankfully Scotland is small but Glasgow has one of the biggest Airports in the World in terms of being a stop off from Europe, Eastern Bloc to the USA and of course back the way.
‘Ebola nurse’ Pauline Cafferkey critically ill
Video Via euronews on You Tube
Via: STV (Scottish Television) News
A Scots nurse who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone last year is in a critical condition in hospital after falling ill again.
Pauline Cafferkey, 39, is fighting for her life in a specialist isolation unit at the Royal Free Hospital in London after appearing to have made a full recovery earlier this year. Ms Cafferkey was flown from Glasgow to the London hospital in a military aircraft in the early hours of last Friday morning, after being admitted to a Scottish hospital on Tuesday.
The nurse, from Cambuslang in South Lanarkshire, was admitted to the infectious diseases unit at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow. It has been confirmed she has fallen ill with the deadly infection for a second time and was moved to London.
A statement from the Royal Free Hospital said: “We are sad to announce that Pauline Cafferkey’s condition has deteriorated and she is now critically ill. “Pauline is being treated for Ebola in the high level isolation unit at the Royal Free Hospital.”
Health chiefs are currently closely monitoring 58 close contacts of Ms Cafferkey following her latest admission to hospital. The 58 people are a mixture of healthcare workers and Ms Cafferkey’s friends, family and community contacts.
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said 40 of the 58 people were confirmed as having had direct contact with Ms Cafferkey’s bodily fluids and were offered an unlicensed Ebola vaccine as a result. A total of 25 people accepted the vaccine while 15 either declined or were unable to receive it due to medical conditions.
The decision to offer the vaccines was made by an expert group group including Health Protection Scotland, Public Health England, the Scottish Government and the health board.
The rVSV-ZEBOV vaccine offered is unlicensed currently being trialled in collaboration with the World Health Organisation and has been tested in over 7000 people during the recent outbreak of Ebola virus infection in Guinea. Ms Cafferkey contracted Ebola while working as a nurse at the Save the Children treatment centre in Kerry Town last year. Her temperature was tested seven times before she flew from Heathrow to Glasgow in December, and she had been cleared for travel.
She was placed in an isolation unit at Glasgow’s Gartnavel Hospital after becoming feverish, before being transferred by an RAF Hercules plane to London on December 30. She was then transferred to the specialist isolation unit at the Royal Free. Ms Cafferkey won an award at the Pride of Britain Awards in central London on September 28.
The nurse met the Prime Minister’s wife Samantha Cameron the following day at Downing Street, alongside other winners.
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