In a follow-up on the secondary Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Dallas, TX local media reports identify the Registered nurse as 26-year-old Nina Pham.

Ebola Virus Disease
SEM revealed some of the ultrastructural morphologic features displayed by the Ebola virus/CDC

Pham, a 2010 Texas Christian University nursing graduate, contracted the lethal virus while treating Liberian man and 1st Ebola fatality on US soil, Thomas Eric Duncan.

Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Monday Pham was “clinically stable.”

She was confirmed positive for Ebolavirus Sunday after being in isolation at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital since Friday.

WFAA reports that one person was identified to have been around Pham while she was potentially infectious. That person is under daily monitoring by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and has showed no symptoms of the virus.

Pham is the first ever indigenous transmission of Ebola Virus Disease in the United States. For more infectious disease news and information, visit and “like” the Infectious Disease News Facebook page 

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