A nurse in the United Kingdom who contracted Ebola while working in West Africa is now “critically ill” with complications arising from the infection.
Pauline Cafferkey was readmitted to a specialist isolation unit at the Royal Free Hospital in London last week, and according to BBC News, the hospital said in a statement that her condition had deteriorated.
Ms Cafferkey, age 39, contracted Ebola while working at a treatment centre in Sierra Leone last year. She spent almost a month in isolation at the Royal Free at the beginning of the year after the virus was detected when she arrived back in the UK.
She was later discharged after apparently making a full recovery, but it was discovered last week that Ebola was still present in her body.