Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey ‘is getting the very best care,’ says disease expert

Bacteriology professor Hugh Pennington says ‘only time will tell’ whether the drugs being used to treat British Ebola sufferer Pauline Cafferkey will be enough to defeat the virus

“I’m afraid I’m not surprised in the sense that this is fairly typical for many cases of Ebola, and clearly when she was in the early stages yes, she was fine and well, we all hoped of course that it would continue like that and she would make a straightforward recovery – but (it was) not to be,” said Hugh Pennington, Emeritus professor of bacteriology at the University of Aberdeen.

“The one bit of good news is that she is in the best place anywhere where you could have those complications. They are super trained to do all the sort of things that you can do to basically mitigate the effects like, for example making sure that her blood pressure’s OK, if there’s any organ failure it’s dealt with and so on.


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