The Ebola positive nurse from the United Kingdom remains in critical condition, according to a statement from her family today.
According to the statement from Pauline Cafferkey’s family: “We would like to thank all our friends, family and the members of the public who have contacted us with support following Pauline’s diagnosis with Ebola. We have been very touched by the kind words.
“Pauline continues to be in a critical condition at the Royal Free Hospital. We want to thank all the staff caring for her for their kindness, support and compassion. Pauline’s condition could remain the same for some time and we would again ask for her and our privacy to be respected.”
In related Ebola news from the UK, the Wales patient who was tested for Ebola virus turned up negative according to the Cwm Taf University Health Board.
The patient has been identified by local media as Stephen Powell from Pontypridd. The 50-year-old father of two had worked as an engineer in Sierra Leone between September and December 2014, where he helped build specialist Ebola hospitals.