Doctor in Ebola case found guilty of misconduct in UK

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Doctor in Ebola case found guilty of misconduct in UK

Doctor who took Pauline Cafferkey’s temperature at airport found guilty of misconduct

The Associated Press Posted: Mar 29, 2017 1:54 PM ET Last Updated: Mar 29, 2017 1:54 PM ET

British nurse Pauline Cafferkey recovered from Ebola she contracted while working in Sierra Leone.

British nurse Pauline Cafferkey recovered from Ebola she contracted while working in Sierra Leone. (Reuters)

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A tribunal has found a doctor who misled other medics over the temperature of Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey is guilty of serious misconduct.

The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service ruled Wednesday that Dr. Hannah Ryan allowed an inaccurate temperature to be recorded when the nurse returned to Britain from a stint in West Africa treating Ebola victims.

Ryan took Cafferkey’s temperature at London’s Heathrow Airport in December 2014. The nurse’s temperate was over 38 degrees C — an elevated temperature that can be an early sign of infection — but a lower temperature was recorded.

Cafferkey soon became critically ill with Ebola and recovered after special isolation treatment.

Ryan, who was also returning from West Africa, was found to have been “dishonest” in handling the case.

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Doctor in Ebola case found guilty of misconduct in UK

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