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British nurse who caught Ebola in West Africa to return

Posted April 12

— A British nurse who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone hopes to return to the West African country next month.

Pauline Cafferkey told BBC she plans a fundraising trip Sierra Leone, and says she hopes the trip will bring her "closure" after an extremely difficult experience.

The trip is being organized to raise money for Street Child, a British charity helping young people affected by the epidemic.

The 41-year-old Cafferkey was hospitalized in a specialty unit shortly after she returned to Britain from West Africa at the end of 2014. She has been hospitalized several times since then with complications linked to Ebola.

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