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UK Ebola patient was cleared to leave Heathrow despite health concerns

The Scottish nurse who contracted the Ebola virus was cleared to leave Heathrow earlier this week despite raising concerns about her own health, prompting questions over the effectiveness of the UK’s screening process.

Pauline Cafferkey, a community nurse in Blantyre, South Lanarkshire, had told medics she was worried she had Ebola but was given the all-clear to catch a British Airways flight to Glasgow on Sunday evening, according to Public Health England (PHE).

The 39-year-old, whose identity emerged on Tuesday, was receiving specialist treatment in an isolation unit at the Royal Free hospital in London on Tuesday night having been transferred from Gartnavel hospital in Glasgow.

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