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UK nurse who contracted Ebola cleared of misconduct charge

Posted September 14

— A British nurse who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone has been cleared of misconduct charges.

The Nursing and Midwifery Council said Wednesday after a two-day hearing that Pauline Cafferkey had not conducted herself improperly.

The council had scheduled the hearing in Edinburgh because of allegations that Cafferkey concealed her elevated temperature from health officials when she returned to Britain in December 2014, after a stint in West Africa treating Ebola victims.

Cafferkey became critically ill with Ebola shortly after her return and recovered after treatment in an isolation unit. She could have lost her license to practice if the hearing had ruled she had acted improperly.


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