British nurse Pauline Cafferkey has been readmitted to hospital via police escort two years after contracting Ebola in Sierra Leone, sources say. Cafferkey, 40, had been readmitted twice since recovering from the disease – once in October 2015 and again in February 2016.

Cafferkey had travelled to West Africa in 2014 during the height of the Ebola outbreak as a volunteer with Save The Children. She was treated at the Royal Free Hospital in London and was discharged in January 2015, with doctors saying there was no risk of her spreading the infection further.

Further details of her hospital remittance in Glasgow are unknown. Police Scotland said it had "assisted in the transfer of a patient".

A spokeswoman for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said: "Ms Cafferkey was admitted to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital under routine monitoring by the infectious diseases team. She is undergoing further investigations and her condition remains stable."

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon tweeted: "Sending my very best wishes to Pauline Cafferkey. She has already suffered way too much - & all for trying to help others. Thoughts with her."

Following her return to the UK, the Nursing and Midwifery Council accused her of misconduct, claiming she had allowed an incorrect temperature to be recorded. She was cleared of the charge last month.

Cafferkey said she would never have endangered anyone knowingly. An independent panel of judges ruled she was so impaired by her condition she could not have put anyone in danger on purpose.

Her lawyer Joyce Cullen said: "She willingly put her life at risk to travel to Sierra Leone to work as a volunteer helping to treat people suffering from Ebola. She and hundreds of other volunteers played a vital role in saving lives, helping to curb the epidemic in extremely challenging circumstances."

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