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Pauline Cafferkey gave birth to two baby boys in Glasgow Tuesday

Pauline Cafferkey, the Scottish nurse who has survived twice the deadly Ebola virus, gave birth to two twin sons.

Aged 43, he worked as a volunteer in Sierra Leone, where an epidemic killed nearly 4,000 people in 2014.

Her husband, Robert Softley Gale, Theater Director and Disability Advocate, announced the news by posting a picture of newborns on Instagram.

The couple's sons were born Tuesday in Glasgow and have not yet been named.

"Life after Ebola"

In a statement, Ms. Cafferkey said that she was delighted to welcome her sons around the world, saying that there is "a future for those who have met the disease."

She said, "I would like to thank all the wonderful NHS staff members who have helped me since my illness, in 2014, until I have my babies this week.

"It shows that there is a life after Ebola."

A spokeswoman for Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Council said: "We are pleased to confirm, on behalf of Pauline Cafferkey and her partner, that she gave birth to healthy twins in a maternity unit on Tuesday. from Greater Glasgow.

"The mother and the babies are fine."

Ms. Cafferkey first went to Sierra Leone with a team of British volunteers at the Kerry Town Ebola Treatment Center.

But she became ill after returning to the UK in December 2014. She recovered, but had a relapse and also developed meningitis, severely affecting her joints and her ability to walk, among other problems.

She also faced a hearing on charges of misconduct, of which she was acquitted.

She returned to this West African country in May 2017 to raise money for orphaned Ebola children and the people who survived it.

At the time, she had stated that it was "psychologically important" to go back.