UK Ebola patient 'no longer critically ill'

LONDON - A UK healthcare worker who returned home from West Africa with Ebola is no longer critically ill, the London Royal Free Hospital has said.

The hospital said in a statement it was "pleased to announce that Pauline Cafferkey is showing signs of improvement and is no longer critically ill".

"She remains in isolation as she receives specialist care for the Ebola virus."

Cafferkey become the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in Scotland after tests showed her carrying the virus in December after returning from Sierra Leone.

She had been in a critical condition since Jan. 4. 

She was transferred to the Royal Free Hospital for treatment after being admitted to Glasgow's Gartnavel Hospital with fever.

The 39-year-old had been working as a volunteer for the Save the Children charity in Sierra Leone.

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