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Pupils In No Danger After Meeting Nurse


11/10/15


The school pupils who met Ebola-infected nurse Pauline Cafferkey the day before she fell ill again are not in danger of catching the killer disease, health chiefs say.

The Scottish NHS nurse – who was in a ‘serious condition’ in a London hospital last night – visited Mossneuk Primary School in East Kilbride, on Monday to speak about her charity work in Sierra Leone, where she contracted ebola last year.


Council education chief Jim Gilhooly said NHS staff had visited the school and ‘reassured anyone with concerns’.

He added: ‘They said her illness cannot be spread through ordinary social contact and we have reassured parents and carers of this.’


Public Health England said people who came into contact with Ms Cafferkey, 39, at the recent Pride of Britain awards or at a Downing Street reception the following day would not be tested.