Sunday, October 19, 2014

Ebola Update: Victim Nurse Nina Pham Will Be Moved to Maryland

Nina Pham, one of the two nurses who contracted Ebola in Dallas, will be moved to a National Institutes of Health isolation unit in Bethesda, Maryland, where a top doctor will personally weigh in on her care.

"I am going to see her tonight when she arrives," Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Disease, told reporters after a congressional hearing on Thursday.

Pham, 26, was diagnosed with the virus on Sunday after treating Thomas Eric Duncan, who contracted Ebola in Liberia, flew to Dallas and later died.

The other nurse who contracted Ebola in Dallas, Amber Vinson, was flown on Wednesday to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. The Emory and NIH units are two of the four facilities in the United States that are specially equipped to handle Ebola.

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