Nurse being treated for Ebola in Texas identified

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DALLAS, Texas — A Dallas nurse diagnosed with the Ebola virus over the weekend has been identified by a family member as 26-year-old Nina Pham.

Pham was reportedly caring for Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, before he died from the disease.

Pham seemed to have taken all the precautions needed to protect herself from Ebola.

She wore a mask, gown, shield and gloves. And yet she still contracted Ebola, marking the first known transmission ever in the United States.

Pham is “clinically stable,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Dr. Thomas Frieden said at a press conference Monday.