About a month after being readmitted to the hospital suffering from meningitis caused by Ebola, Scottish nurse, Pauline Cafferkey has been discharged from Royal Free Hospital in London Wednesday and has been transferred to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow.
The hospital said she made a full recovery from Ebola and is no longer infectious. Cafferkey was treated with the experimental drug GS5734.
Cafferkey’s case is considered unprecedented being the only known Ebola survivor to develop meningitis months later.
Dr Michael Jacobs with Royal Free said last month, “This is the original Ebola virus she had many months ago which has been inside the brain, replicating at a very low level, and has now re-emerged to cause this clinical illness of meningitis. This is an unprecedented situation.”
The hospital wished her well, while Cafferkey said, “I am forever thankful for the amazing care I have received at the Royal Free Hospital. For a second time staff across many departments of the hospital have worked incredibly hard to help me recover and I will always be grateful to them and the NHS.
“I am looking forward to returning to Scotland and to seeing my family and friends again.”