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Ebola Free: Obama Hugs Recovered Nurse at White House

President Barack Obama hugs nurse Nina Pham, who was declared free of the Ebola virus after contracting the disease while caring for a Liberian patient in Texas, during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, October 24, 2014.
President Barack Obama hugs nurse Nina Pham, who was declared free of the Ebola virus after contracting the disease while caring for a Liberian patient in Texas, during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, October 24, 2014. SAUL LOEB / AFP - Getty Images

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Nina Pham met with President Obama (and received a hug) at the White House on Friday, just hours after the Dallas nurse was released from the hospital where she was treated for Ebola.

"She is cured of Ebola, let's get that clear," Dr. Anthony Fauci, infectious disease chief at the NIH, told reporters at a news conference as Pham left the hospital.

Image: U.S. President Obama talks with Dallas nurse Pham at the Oval Office in Washington
President Obama talks with Dallas nurse Nina Pham at the Oval Office in Washington on Friday.LARRY DOWNING / Reuters

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