The first person to contract Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the United States is doing better, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) today.


In a statement from the NIH they say, “The NIH has received countless inquiries and expressions of support for Ms. Nina Pham, the Texas nurse who was admitted to the NIH Clinical Center Special Clinical Studies Unit on Thursday, October 16, with Ebola virus disease.

“The NIH Clinical Center staff has shared the general sentiments with her and Ms. Pham has expressed her gratitude for everyone’s concerns and well wishes. Ms. Pham’s clinical status has been upgraded from fair to good. No additional details are available at this time.”

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Ms. Pham contracted the virus while treating Liberian national, Thomas Eric Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. She tested positive for Ebola on Oct. 12, four days after Mr. Duncan passed away.

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