Dallas nurse free of Ebola virus

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Published: Friday 24th October 2014 by The News Editor

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A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for a patient diagnosed in Dallas has been released from hospital free of the virus.

Nina Pham said she felt “fortunate and blessed to be standing here today” as she left the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) hospital outside Washington.

Dr Anthony Fauci, the infectious disease chief at the NIH, gave Ms Pham a hug before she thanked her doctors for her care.

The 26-year-old arrived last week at the NIH Clinical Centre in Bethesda, Maryland. She had been flown there from the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.

Ms Pham was one of two nurses in Dallas who became infected with Ebola while treating Thomas Eric Duncan, who died of the virus on October 8.

Published: Friday 24th October 2014 by The News Editor

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