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The nurse, from Halfway, Cambuslang, contracted the virus while working as part of a British team at the Kerry Town Ebola treatment centre. She spent almost a month in isolation at the Royal Free at the beginning of 2015 after the virus was detected when she arrived back in the UK. Ms Cafferkey was later discharged after apparently making a full recovery, and in March 2015 returned to work as a public health nurse at Blantyre Health Centre in South Lanarkshire. In October last year it was discovered that Ebola was still present in her body, with health officials later confirming she had been diagnosed with meningitis caused by the virus.
I am not much a medical expert myself and i dont really have time to google "Mononucleosis" at the moment but in the article it was mentioned that they knew about this virus has the possibility to stay active and come back again. Unless i understood that part wrong that tells me that in the case of this virus it doesnt seem to be so rare. Which also begs the question why they have been so easy going with a patient that has been taken in with this virus 2 times before this last one already.
originally posted by: chelsdh
This isn't terribly surprising to me. Mononucleosis, once contracted, is a permanent resident in the body. Doctors say that it is uncommon for it to reactivate, but it does happen. I've known people that seem to always have a mild case of mono going on, while most never see it again.
originally posted by: TruthxIsxInxThexMist
a reply to: everyone
This could be very worrying scenario if she's been spreading it around recently. I would say it would need to be 'recently' otherwise we would have heard of cases!
Gotta wonder if certain Agencies want this thing to spread coz I thought it was dead and burried.
originally posted by: dogstar23
a reply to: everyone
Of course, they claim there's nothing to worry about, but we were also told that you essentially need a near-death ebola victim to repeatedly puke streams of blood into your mouth after you cut the inside of your mouth up with razor blades in order to contract it - even though all of these workers took extreme precautions and weren't aware of having come into any actual contact with any bodily fluids.