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January 06, 2015

Save the Children Reviews Ebola Procedures After Nurse Is Infected

Save the Children is examining safety protocols at an Ebola treatment center it operates in Sierra Leone to determine how a Scottish nurse contracted the virus, Bloomberg reports. Pauline Cafferkey, who spent three weeks last month treating patients at the clinic, is in stable condition at an isolation unit in a London hospital, to which she was transferred after returning from Africa on December 28 and testing positive for Ebola.

London-based Save the Children opened the clinic in Kerry Town in November as part of the British government's commitment to supply and support anti-Ebola efforts in Sierra Leone, a former British colony. The charity is investigating how staffers at the center put on and remove protecting gear and their contact with people outside the facility. A Cuban doctor who was also infected at the Kerry Town clinic recovered followed treatment in Geneva.