More close contacts of Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey have been identified

Health teams have identified 65 close contacts - 26 have been offered a trial vaccine

Health officials have identified more close contacts of Scottish nurse Pauline Cafferkey who is critically ill with Ebola. 

They have now identified 65 people, having previously found 58 and 26 people have been offered a trial vaccine, the BBC has reported. 

Ms Cafferkey was readmitted to the Royal Free Hospital in London after relapsing last week.

She contracted the deadly infection while volunteering in Sierra Leone in December and spent three weeks in isolation at the Royal Free before recovering from the disease. 

But last week she went to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow feeling unwell and had to be transferred to the London hospital again to be treated by specialists. 

She is being treated in a high level isolation unit.

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