British aid volunteer William Pooley, who worked with The Shepherd's Hospice to provide palliative care in Sierra Leone
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British nurse treated for Ebola in the UK

A Briton who contracted the Ebola virus while treating patients in Sierra Leone has been hailed there as "a hero".

William Pooley, a 29-year-old volunteer nurse, is being treated by doctors at a hospital in north-west London.

He was flown to RAF Northolt in a specially-equipped military aircraft on Sunday and taken to Hampstead's Royal Free Hospital.

Branwen Jeffreys reports.

  • 25 Aug 2014
  • From the section Health
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