Such great news! Nina Pham, the Dallas nurse infected with Ebola after she treated patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, has been declared free of the virus on Oct. 24, and is being discharged from the hospital.
Texas nurse, Nina Pham, 26, — who was on the team of courageous staff who cared for Thomas Eric Duncan before his tragic death on Oct. 8 — has been declared to be free of the Ebola virus! The young nurse was discharged from the National Institute of Health’s Clinical Center on Oct. 24, and thanked everyone for their, “expressions of concern, hope and love.”
Nina Pham Ebola Free — Texas Nurse Set To Be Discharged
Such a relief. According to NBC News, Nina has been declared free of the virus and will be released on Oct. 24. The site reports that Nina, “was admitted to the NIH Special Clinical Studies Unit Oct. 16 after becoming the first health care worker in the U.S. to contract the Ebola virus.”
In a press conference on Oct. 24, Nina thanked her team of doctors and God. “I do not know how I can ever thank everyone enough for their prayers and the expressions of concern, hope and love.”
Nina also revealed that she is looking forward to reuniting with her beloved dog Bentley!
Before she was moved to the NIH facility, Nina was being treated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas — the hospital where she works. It seemed like Nina’s condition was on the rise after her condition at the NIH center was upgraded to “good” on Oct. 22.
Nina’s colleague, Amber Vinson, 29, was declared to be Ebola free on Oct. 21. Yahoo reports that a family spokesperson said, “We are overjoyed to announce that, as of [Tuesday] evening, officials at Emory University Hospital and the Centers for Disease Control are no longer able to detect virus in her body.”
Dr. Craig Spencer Tests Positive For Ebola Virus
While Nina and Amber may be Ebola free, NYC doctor, Dr. Craig Spencer was rushed to Bellevue Hospital on Oct. 24, after returning from Guinea on Oct. 17.
As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, Dr. Craig was gone treating those effected with Ebola in Guinea with the Doctors Without Borders program before returning to NYC. Before he started to feel any symptoms he visited Gutter Bowling Alley in Brooklyn as well as rode the A and L subway lines.
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— Caitlin Beck