The Dallas nurse infected with Ebola virus while treating patient Thomas Eric Duncan says she is doing well and grateful for her care. "I'm doing well and want to thank everyone for their kind wishes and prayers,” Nina Pham said Tuesday in a statement released by the hospital. “I am blessed by the support of family and friends and am blessed to be cared for by the best team of doctors and nurses in the world here at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas."
Pham is the first person to catch Ebola from another person on U.S. soil. But healthcare workers in Liberia have had a high risk. Three U.S. doctors have been infected while treating patients: medical missionaries Dr. Kent Brantly and Dr. Rick Sacra, and an unidentified World Health Organization doctor who is still being treated at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.
A spokesman for the Dallas hospital said Pham was in "good condition" on Tuesday afternoon.
“The hearts and prayers of everyone at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas are with Nina Pham, and we are working tirelessly to help her in this courageous fight. The doctors and nurses involved with her treatment remain hopeful, and we ask for the prayers of the entire country,” Texas Health Resources CEO Barclay Berdan added in a statement.
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