Pauline Cafferkey discharged

28 February 2016

Pauline Cafferkey has today (Sunday 28 February) been discharged from the care of the Royal Free Hospital following her admission due to a complication related to her previous infection by the Ebola virus.

We can confirm that Pauline is not infectious. The Ebola virus can only be transmitted by direct contact with the blood or bodily fluids of an infected person while they are symptomatic.

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