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NTNE01Z01MA - V1 12 NATION FRIDAY OCTOBER 10 2014 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 Hoping the worst wont happen Mums survival mystery INNISFAIL: The Queensland mum lost for 17 days in the bush reportedly proposed to her partner shortly before she went missing. Shannon Fraser is said to have proposed to Heath Cassidy two days before she disappeared. There was no way she was gone, Mr Cassidy told the ABC. I could always feel it in my heart that she was alive. Ms Fraser, 30, was yesterday undergoing surgery after her ordeal. Police say they are desperate to speak to the mother of three to find out how she survived 17 days in the wild while eluding their search parties. A CAIRNS nurse who recently returned from ebolaravaged West Africa will this morning discover whether she has been infected with the deadly disease. Sue Ellen Kovack, 57, had been working as a nurse for a month in an ebola hospital in Sierra Leone on behalf of the Red Cross and has been in home isolation since her return to Cairns. She returned to Australia on the weekend and arrived home in north Queensland on Tuesday. Ms Kovack presented to Cairns Hospitals emergency department with a low-grade fever at 1pm yesterday and was immediately transferred to an isolation room where she began being monitored by an infectious disease specialist. If Ms Kovacks test results are positive for ebola it will be the first ever case of the disease in Australia. While fever is the first symptom of ebola, chief health officer Dr Jeannette Young moved to quell any fears that if Ms Kovack is infected anyone else would be at risk. There is no need for any community concern at all because this particular individual has only recently got any sort of symptom and shes been in her own home, isolated there, so there is absolutely no risk for the general community in Cairns, Dr Young said. Ms Kovack did not have any symptoms when she first arrived home in Australia. Aside from a temperature of 37.6C when she arrived at the hospital, Dr Young said the nurse was feeling well. A sample of her blood was flown to Brisbane yesterday afternoon with a specialist on standby to conduct the tests, which were expected to take four hours. The results were not expected to be known until early this morning. While Ms Kovack had been living in isolation with a flatmate and had travelled with other people on the planes from Africa, Dr Young said these people were not at risk. Ebola virus is very difficult to transmit, its not like the flu or measles, its not transmitted through the air. You need to be exposed to secretions. So that Cairns nurse waits for ebola verdict By ROSE BRENNAN in CAIRNS Cairns nurse Sue Ellen Kovack TODAY YOU RACED IN FOR SPRING SPECIALS Somersby Apple or Pear Cider Cans 10x375ml FRIDAY 10TH & SATURDAY 11TH OCTOBER COCKTAIL TASTINGS IN-STORE GO TO BWS.COM.AU FOR MORE DETAILS 10 CANS $22 EACH Brookland Valley Verse 1, Jamiesons Run Limestone Coast OR Baily & Baily Folio 750ml# Purchase ONE bottle of Villa Maria Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 750ml PLUS THREE bottles of Tangaroa Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 750ml for $29 Carlton Mid Bitter Blocks 30x375ml Cans 1/2 PRICE A LL 4 FOR SAVE $ 3096 $29 ^ 2 CASES SAVE $ 24 $84 30 cans A NY 3 FOR SAVE UP TO $ 1797 $30 ^ Exclusive to BWS Jack Daniels & Cola Cans 18x375ml with a Bonus 4 pack of Jack Daniels Double Jack & Cola Cans 4x375ml 18 CANS $76 Absolut Warhol 700mlTanqueray Gin OR Sailor Jerry Spiced Caribbean Rum 700ml LIMITED EDITION 70 0ML SAVE $ 8 $39 70 0ML SAVE UP TO $ 5 $44 EACH TODAYS SPECIAL facebook.com/bws | bws.com.au | Call 1300 138 297* We support the responsible service of alcohol. On sale until Tuesday 14th October 2014 unless sold out prior. Savings based on Darwin metropolitan sell price. BWS stores are closed on Sunday. Multibuy offers apply to the quantity advertised only. Limit rights reserved. Specials may not be available in all stores including Alice Springs, Gove or Katherine or through Woolworths online. #Wine varieties may vary by store. ^At this great price no further discounts apply. *Standard local call charges apply. While stocks last. BP081015NT5 TALKING TAIS Artist Talk with Veronica Pereira Maia 11am, Saturday 11 October 2014 Chan Contemporary Art Space, State Square Precinct, Darwin in association with Elastic (Borracha) Mobile Residency exhibition Free public event; enquiries to 8981 5368 image: Elastic artists, incl. Veronica Pereira, 2nd from right; photo: Fiona Morrison