Friday, October 24, 2014

Nina Pham, Dallas Nurse Who Had Ebola, Has Been Released From Hospital
Nurse Nina Pham left the National Institute of Health on Oct. 24,
New York Times
OCT. 24, 2014

Nina Pham was escorted out of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., on Friday by Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Jubiliantly declaring that “hope just went up a notch today,” Dr. Francis S. Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, said Friday that the first person infected with Ebola in the United States is now virus free.

Nina Pham, a 26-year-old nurse who was infected while caring for a Liberian patient at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, headed from Bethesda to Washington to meet with President Obama at the White House, and then planned to return home to Dallas.

In brief remarks to reporters outside the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Ms. Pham beamed as she thanked God, her family, and her friends. Flanked by her sister and her mother, she called the infection “very stressful and challenging,” and said she was looking forward to reuniting with her dog, Bent

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