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Response to news on Pauline Cafferkey's condition

Published: 9 Oct 2015 08:26

Chief Medical Officer comments.

Scotland's Chief Medical Officer Catherine Calderwood said:

"We are aware that Pauline Cafferkey has been transferred from the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital to the Royal Free Hospital in London as a result of becoming unwell from an unusual late complication of her illness. We have been working closely with NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde and Health Protection Scotland to ensure Pauline has received all appropriate treatment and care throughout her stay at the QEUH and onward transfer to the Royal Free Hospital.

"Pauline is now being cared for in the best place possible, with specialists who have the most experience of looking after patients who have previously recovered from the ebola virus. This is not a new case of ebola and is a complication of her previous illness. The risk to the public remains extremely low and all appropriate infection control measures are in place."