So sad. Nina Pham, a twenty-six-year-old nurse in Texas caught the Ebola virus while treating Thomas Eric Duncan at Dallas Presbyterian Hospital before his tragic death on Oct. 8.
So upsetting. Texas nurse, Nina Pham, 26, — who was on the team of courageous staff who cared for Thomas Eric Duncan before his death on Oct. 8 — checked herself into the hospital in Dallas, Texas on Oct. 10, after her temperature sky rocketed. The brave young nurse is reportedly “clinically stable,” but is being treated in the isolation room following her Ebola diagnosis.
Nina Pham Ebola — Texas Nurse Catches Virus
Nina had been keeping a close eye on her health following her contact with Thomas and after her temperature spiked she went to the hospital, the Daily Mail reports.
Nina’s uncle, Jason Nguyen heartbreakingly confirmed to the site that his young niece had caught the virus after he spoke with her devastated mother. He said,”My sister is very upset, we all are. She said she was going up to the hospital in Dallas and I haven’t heard from her since.”
Jason revealed. “I’ve tried to call but I can’t get through. It’s very shocking. I don’t know any of the details, only what I hear on the news. It’s frightening.”
Jason also took a moment to gush about his brave niece, “Nina is very hard-working. She is always up at the hospital in Dallas.” Nina’s dog, a King Charles Spaniel has also been put in isolation, but the site reports that Dallas mayor, Mike Rawlings confirmed that her dog is alive and is just being quarantined.
We hope that Nina recovers, she is so young and brave to do her work with such a risk.
Dr. Nancy Snyderman Quarantined
As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, NBC News medical correspondent, Dr. Nancy Snyderman has been quarantined after her cameraman, Ashoka Mukpo was diagnosed with Ebola.
Dr. Nancy told Rachel Maddow, “We want to be respectful to our colleagues and the U.S. public. Because we know this is not a casually transmitted disease and because we don’t have any symptoms, we present zero to minimal risk,” she said. “Our returning to the U.S. is a very, very minimal chance of getting anyone [else] sick.”
Our thoughts go out to Nina as well as to her family and loved ones during this difficult time.
— Caitlin Beck