Ebola: Nurse Pauline Cafferkey who beat disease gives birth to twin boys

Joe Gamp
Contributor, Yahoo News UK
Pauline Cafferkey successfully survived Ebola after she caught it in 2014 (PA)

A British nurse who successful fought off Ebola, has given birth to twins.

Pauline Cafferkey, from South Lanarkshire, delivered two baby buys on Tuesday at a maternity unit in Greater Glasgow.

Ms Cafferkey contracted the virus while doing aid work in Sierra Leone during the West African Ebola epidemic.

The 43-year-old paid tribute to NHS staff who have helped her since she first caught the virus in 2014.

Ms Cafferkey said: “I would like to thank all the wonderful NHS staff who have helped me since I became ill in 2014 right through to having my babies this week

A blood collection tube label as fake ebola virus positive

“This shows that there is life after Ebola and there is a future for those who have encountered this disease.”

A spokeswoman for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said the mother and babies were “doing well”.

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She spent almost a month in an isolation unit after being flown home.

The nurse survived the illness and was discharged from hospital but has been readmitted on numerous occasions.

Mrs Cafferkey was cleared of professional misconduct by a panel following a probe into her return to the UK with the virus (PA)

More than 11,000 people died as the disease took hold across the African nations between 2013 – when the outbreak was thought to have started in Guinea – and 2016, with a handful of cases treated in the UK.

However, the WHO said a fresh Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo in May of this year.

If came after the deaths of three people thought to be linked to the virus.