U.K. Nurse Who Had Ebola Relapse Now Free of Virus

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Nov. 12, 2015 -- A Scottish nurse who was hospitalized last month after she suffered a relapse of Ebola is now free of the deadly virus and was transferred from the Royal Free Hospital in London to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow.

Pauline Cafferkey was diagnosed with Ebola after returning from Sierra Leone. She was treated at the Royal Free Hospital and discharged in January. However, she was readmitted to the hospital last month for treatment of meningitis the developed due to lingering Ebola in her body, the Associated Press reported.

She is in stable condition, according to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

Ebola can remain in the body for months, even after patients have recovered, experts say. In West Africa, thousands of Ebola survivors have lingering health problems, the AP reported.

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