Via The Guardian: Infected nurse airlifted from Ebola zone speaks of joy at seeing patients recover.Click through for the full report and a video. Excerpt:
Will Pooley, the British nurse flown back to London after contracting Ebola, spoke of his joy at seeing patients recover from the deadly virus after treatment at the hospital in Sierra Leone where he was volunteering, just days before he fell ill himself.
The 29-year-old, from the village of Eyke in Suffolk, was said on Monday by his family to be receiving "excellent care" at a specialist unit at the Royal Free hospital in Hampstead, north London, after being evacuated on an RAF plane on Sunday.
In a poignant interview with the Guardian at the Kenema government hospital 10 days ago, a smiling Pooley said: "It's great seeing them [the patients] walk away after some of them have been in a terrible state and seeing them on the wards."
Pooley, who registered as a nurse in February last year after completing his training, spent five weeks working at the Ebola centre before falling ill. Despite the lack of resources at the hospital, and some staff having fled for fear of contracting Ebola themselves, Pooley and others managed to help a growing number of people recover from the virus, for which there is no proven cure.
The Royal Free provided no update on Pooley's condition , having said that it would only do so in the event of a significant change. The Department of Health said on Sunday that he was "not currently seriously unwell".