Nurse Nina Pham declared Ebola free

Nurse Nina Pham declared Ebola free

Dallas nurse Nina Pham has been declared Ebola virus-free by health authorities. She was among the staff caring for the Ebola patient who died in Dallas. Pham was declared free from Ebola infection during a news conference hosted by National Institutes of Health clinical center Friday.

During her address, Pham said that she feel fortunate and blessed to be present at the event today. She also visited the White House later. President Obama welcomed her and hugged her, calling her a courageous woman.

Mother and Sister of Pham were also present during the event. She read a statement after address of NIAID Director Anthony Fauci and did not take any questions from the press. Pham said, “I would first and foremost like to thank God, my family and friends. Throughout this ordeal, I have put my trust in God and my medical team. I am on my way back to recovery, even as I reflect on how many others have not been so fortunate.”

Pham was caring for Dallas patient Thomas Duncan. After her initial care at the Dallas hospital, she was shifted to NIH from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas on October 16.

Pham has been tested at five different occasions and was found virus-free. Pham said that she looks forward to return to normal life. Her dog Bentley was also under quarantine after she was admitted to hospital. The dog is virus free but will remain under 21-day incubation period.