The British nurse who recovered from Ebola has been admitted to hospital again


The Royal Free Hospital in London says a nurse who recovered from Ebola last year is being treated for an unusually late complication of the infection.

Pauline Koferki flew to London on Friday morning from his home in Scotland on a military plane. The hospital said he was being treated in an isolated ward.

Medical officials say the risk of spreading the Kafirki virus is low, but public health officials in Scotland are monitoring those who were in close contact with her. Ebola is spread through direct contact with blood or body fluids.

Koferki was diagnosed with Ebola in December after returning from Sierra Leone. He was treated at Royal Free for several weeks and was discharged in January.

Koferki was honored at the Pride of Britain Awards in London last month and met with the Prime Minister’s wife, Samantha Cameron, at 10 Downing Saints.

More than 11,200 people have died in West Africa since the Ebola outbreak in Guinea’s jungle last year.

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