NURSE PAULINE HAS MENINGITIS, SAY DOCTORS, BUT SHE HAS ‘SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVED’

first_imgNurse Pauline Cafferkey whose family are from Co Donegal.THE condition of nurse Pauline Cafferkey has improved again in hospital, it has been announced.The medic, who is a cousin of soccer star Packie Bonner and has many relations in West Donegal, originally contracted Ebola while volunteering in Sierra Leone last year.Miss Cafferkey, 39, was admitted to the Royal Free Hospital in London earlier this month where she is being treated in an isolation unit. Health officials said however she had been diagnosed with meningitis caused by Ebola and had a “long recovery ahead”.Ms Cafferkey, from South Lanarkshire, contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone.Dr Michael Jacobs, who is treating Ms Cafferkey at the Royal Free Hospital in London, said: “Pauline has become unwell by meningitis caused by the Ebola virus. “But to be very clear about this, she hasn’t been re-infected with the Ebola virus.“This is the original Ebola virus that she had many months ago, which has been lying inside the brain, replicating at a very low level probably, and has now re-emerged to cause this clinical illness of meningitis. And this is obviously a serious thing.”Dr Jacobs said Ms Cafferkey had “became critically ill due to neurological complications from the meningitis” while being treated at the specialist isolation unit at the Royal Free Hospital.He added: “I’m really pleased to tell you that in the last few days she’s made a significant improvement. She is much better now.“I think she has a long recovery ahead of her and will be with us for quite a while still.”  NURSE PAULINE HAS MENINGITIS, SAY DOCTORS, BUT SHE HAS ‘SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVED’ was last modified: October 21st, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalebolaillmeningitisPauline Cafferkeylast_img read more