British nurse William Pooley has been flown to London for treatment after contracting the deadly Ebola virus.
Pooley, 29, went to Sierra Leone to help victims afflicted by Ebola. He is known to have worked 18 hours a day to help patients. He has told his friends that he wants to recover as soon as possible and go back to help patients.
He was airlifted back to the UK by the RAF and is now being treated in an isolation unit at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead, London.
In a statement, Pooley’s family said: “We would like to express our thanks to all involved in bringing our son back to the UK.
“We have been astounded by the speed and way which the various international and UK government agencies have worked together to get Will home.
“Will is receiving excellent care at the Royal Free Hospital and we could not ask for him to be in a better place.
“We would like to thank all our family and friends for their best wishes and ask everyone to remember those in other parts of the world suffering with Ebola who do not have access to the same healthcare facilities as Will.”