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

The Scottish health worker who was diagnosed with Ebola has been named as Pauline Cafferkey.

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

Cafferkey is now being treated in an isolation unit at the Royal Free Hospital in London.

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

She wrote: "My nice community nursing job in Blantyre is far removed from this but at the moment this seems a lot more real. The dreams that I do remember always seem to have an Ebola theme, it seems to be all consuming."