Ebola victim taken to isolation unit in Glasgow
Pauline Cafferkey was transferred on to a Hercules transport plane at Glasgow Airport in Scotland on 30 December.Reuters/Stringer

UK Ebola patient Pauline Cafferkey will receive an experimental drug and blood from survivors of the deadly virus, reports suggest.

The Scottish health worker is currently being treated in an isolation unit at the Royal Free Hospital in London, where doctors report she is sitting up in bed, talking, and reading. Cafferkey is communicating with family via her isolation tent.

Doctors warn Cafferkey's condition could get worse, adding that she is feeling as well as "could be hoped for"

Cafferkey was working as a volunteer for Save the Children in Freetown, Sierra Leone, along with a delegation of 30 NHS staff who were sent out in November to help the victims in the region.

She admitted to feeling unwell during the first week of her stay in Africa, according to local media reports.

She works at the Blantyre Health Centre in South Lanarkshire as an associate public health nurse.

In moving extracts from her online diary, she compared her job in Blantyre as being "far removed" from the reality she faced in Sierra Leone.