Re-learning how to walk 289 days after surviving a deadly virus
Mekala Osborne caught a Cambodian forest virus, which caused necrotising pneumonia, while travelling in South East Asia last September.
Doctors put her into a coma and moved her to Singapore, where she was given a 5% chance of survival.
The 22-year-old was then flown back to Edinburgh where she’s been recovering ever since – trying to stay positive on her own under lockdown – and she’s been learning to walk again after nine months.
This is her recovery story.
Video by Imran Rahman-Jones
Interview by Manish Pandey
- 1 August
- BBC News