Pauline Cafferkey, the Scottish nurse who was diagnosed with Ebola on UK soil after returning from Sierra Leone is said to be in a critical situation still but has stabilised.
The latest update was given by Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt who also said she was getting the “best possible care” at the Royal Free Hospital in London.
Ms Cafferkey, a public health nurse, was diagnosed with Ebola in December after volunteering with Save the Children in Sierra Leone.
She is being treated with experimental drugs and Mr Hunt confirmed she had received blood plasma from another British nurse, William Pooley, who recovered from an Ebola infection.
Speaking in the Commons, Mr Hunt said: “I have this morning spoken to Dr Mike Jacobs, an expert in infectious diseases who is leading the team of doctors and nurses caring for Pauline at the Royal Free.
“As has been reported, Pauline’s condition has deteriorated to a critical state although she stabilised yesterday and continues to receive the best possible care.”