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Britain’s First Ebola Case Treated In London

Pauline Cafferkey ebola britainThe first person to be diagnose with the Ebola virus in Britain is now being treated at a hospital in London.

*** This story has been updated here.**

Pauline Cafferkey is a 39 year old nurse that has been working as a nurse for 16 years. She contracted the disease while working in West Africa. She was brought to the Royal Free Hospital in London on Tuesday for treatments.

She has been placed in the hospital’s isolation unit. She is in a plastic tent to limit the exposure to healthcare workers that are treating her. As Ebola is transmitted through body fluids, limiting the possible exposure to her fluids will hopefully prevent the staff from getting the virus.

There are three other patients in Britain that are being tested for Ebola, but Cafferky is the first to actually be diagnosed within Britain. Whether the other three actually have Ebola is unknown at this time.

Cafferkey had been working in West Africa with the charity group Save The Children. On Sunday night she had flown from Sierra Leone to Glasgow on a British Airways jet. That flight brought her to Morocco and then to London at Heathrow airport.

At Heathrow she was screened several times for a high temperature, but none was detected. On Monday night she was actually diagnosed for Ebola at a Scottish hospital.

We wish nurse Cafferkey a speedy recovery!

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