Complications from Ebola hospitalize UK nurse again

Pauline Cafferkey, a Scottish nurse, has been hospitalized for a second time due to complications from the Ebola infection she suffered 14 months ago. The exact date of her hospitalization nor the complication has been specified.

According to a report from The Guardian, Ms. Cafferkey was initially admitted to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasglow but has since been transferred. "We can confirm that Pauline Cafferkey is being transferred to the Royal Free hospital due to a late complication from her previous infection by the Ebola virus. She will now be treated by the hospital's infectious diseases team under nationally agreed guidelines," a spokesman for London-based Royal Free Hospital told The Guardian.

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Ms. Cafferkey became infected in Sierra Leone in December 2014. She spent a month isolated at Royal Free. She was released after being treated with an Ebola survivor's plasma and an experimental antiviral drug. In October of 2015, she became ill and was readmitted to the Royal Free with meningitis, which was the result of complications spurred by the Ebola virus.

This past July, the CDC announced a new vaccine was very effective and could assist in the prevention of Ebola.

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