First picture of British Ebola victim as doctor who sat next to her on flight back from Sierra Leone says she could have contracted deadly virus by taking off her suit at Christmas Day church service

Tuesday, December 30, 2014
By Paul Martin

NHS health worker fell ill in Glasgow after return from Sierra Leone
She is believed to be Pauline Cafferkey, who is a nurse of 16 years
Colleagues believe she may have contracted Ebola on Christmas Day
63 of 70 people on flight from Heathrow to Glasgow have been contacted
Dr Martin Deahl sat next to her on flight to Heathrow from Casablanca
He said: ‘The precautions and checks at Heathrow were shambolic. They ran out of testing kits and didn’t seem to know what they were doing’
Hundreds may have had contact with her on two flights back to Britain
Screened for symptoms in Sierra Leone and London but nothing picked up
Second Health Worker from Scotland is also being tested for Ebola
Patient also being tested for disease in Cornwall and is in isolation

Dec. 30, 2014

The first Briton to be diagnosed with Ebola on UK soil is believed to be experienced Scottish NHS nurse Pauline Cafferkey, who may have contracted the disease at a Christmas Day church service.
The 39-year-old, who has been a nurse for 16 years and usually works at the Blantyre Health Centre in South Lanarkshire, flew out to Sierra Leone in November to work for Save the Children.
Colleagues who volunteered with her believe she may have contracted the deadly disease after attending a church service without wearing her hazard suit on Christmas morning.
Today she is in an isolation unit at the Royal Free Hospital in London after being flown from Glasgow this morning surrounded by a large medical team in protective clothing.
Dr Martin Deahl, from Shropshire, sat next to her on their flight back to Britain and said today he ‘would bet anything that she caught Ebola in the community’, most likely on Christmas Day.
Miss Cafferkey fell ill hours after she flew back to Scotland from Africa via Heathrow, and the authorities have traced 63 of the 70 people who flew with her from London to Glasgow on Sunday.

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