THE EBOLA CASE

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The Scottish nurse found to have Ebola after arriving in Glasgow from Sierra Leone has recovered after specialist care at the Royal Free Hospital in London and has been discharged.

She remains the only case confirmed in the U.K. and the risk to the general public is very low.

Her Ebola is very hard to get for the other members in the U.K. Studies have found that the only way people can catch Ebola in the U.K. can be transmitted only by direct contact with the blood or bodily fluids of an infected person.

The nurse, Pauline Cafferkey, had been working as a volunteer for Save the Children in Sierra Leone.

She left Sierra Leone on December 28 and took flights from Freetown to Casablanca and from Casablanca to London. She then transferred at Heathrow to a flight for Glasgow.The risk of infection on the flights was extremely low.

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