British nurse who twice contracted Ebola facing disciplinary action

Pauline Cafferkey is alleged to have concealed her temperature

British nurse who twice contracted Ebola facing disciplinary action

Pauline Cafferkey, who had Ebola, has recovered for a second time. Photo: Lisa Ferguson/Scotland on Sunday / PA Wire/Press Association Images

A British nurse who was infected with Ebola while working in Sierra Leone is facing disciplinary action.

Pauline Cafferkey is alleged to have concealed her temperature when she was screened at London's Heathrow Airport on her return to the UK in December 2014.

A hearing on her fitness to practice will take place in Edinburgh next month.

Ms Cafferkey first contracted the disease after treating patients in Sierra Leone at the height of the outbreak which killed more than 11,000 people.

She was first treated in December 2014 and discharged in January 2015, after it was thought she had recovered from the virus.

But in October last year, she was flown from Glasgow by a military plane to the Royal Free Hospital in London after an "unusual late complication" caused her to fall ill again.