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Ebola In The UK – British Ebola Victim Lands In London Hospital by Seandeeds(m): 2:13am On Aug 25, 2014
A British nurse, William Pooley, 29, who contracted the Ebola virus while in Sierra Leone has landed in the UK, after being airlifted back to London. This would be the first case of Ebola in the UK.

He was described as a ‘remarkable young man’ and a natural leader by an American scientist who worked at the same hospital in Kenema. ‘He had taken on a very big role,’ said Robert F Garry, a professor in microbiology at Tulane University in New Orleans.

‘We’ve lost several other nurses including the head nurse who lost her battle against ebola.

‘He was very well liked by all the nurses and had taken on a pivotal role. Some people are just marked out as leaders and he led the nurses. He was a very hard worker and they looked up to him.’

Mr Pooley last night arrived back to London in an isolation sack for treatment at the Royal Free Hospital in Northholt, north London.

Gabriel Madiye, Mr Pooley’s boss at another Sierra Leone clinic, said: ‘Will wanted to go to Kenema and help the patients at the hospital there.

‘I told him not to go, but Will said he felt a very strong responsibility to the patients there as they were being abandoned by doctors and nurses who were fearful of contracting the ebola virus.

‘I told him he would not be able to withstand the disease but he said he had to go.’

Mr Pooley’s doctors are said to be confident that, with urgent medical attention, he has a good chance of fighting the disease.

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Re: Ebola In The UK – British Ebola Victim Lands In London Hospital by pimplucious: 4:19am On Aug 25, 2014
Cowards die many times over (Patrick Sawyer) the braves live forever (Dr. Adedovah etc).

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