British nurse battling Ebola in London hospital is in ‘critical condition’

Pauline Cafferkey

A Glaswegian nurse who was diagnosed with Ebola after returning to the UK from Sierra Leone is in critical condition, it is understood.

Pauline Cafferkey was transferred to the Royal Free London Hospital on Monday to receive treatment for the virus which has so far killed thousands across west Africa.

The 39-year-old was reportedly sitting up and talking in recent days, but has ‘deteriorated’ into a critical condition, hospital sources said today.

It comes as another suspected case of Ebola was reported in Gloucestershire this afternoon.

A brief statement on the hospital’s website said: ‘The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is sorry to announce that the condition of Pauline Cafferkey has gradually deteriorated over the past two days and is now critical’…