Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas released a brief statement Tuesday from Nina Pham, the 26-year-old nurse now being treated for Ebola.
“I’m doing well and want to thank everyone for their kind wishes and prayers,” says Pham, who treated Thomas Eric Duncan during his stay at the hospital. “I am blessed by the support of family and friends and am blessed to be cared for by the best team of doctors and nurses in the world here at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.”
Pham has received a blood transfusion from Dr. Kent Brantly, a Fort Worth native who was the first Ebola survivor in the United States.
In the same press release, Texas Health Resources CEO Barclay Berdan said: “The hearts and prayers of everyone at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas are with Nina Pham, and we are working tirelessly to help her in this courageous fight. The doctors and nurses involved with her treatment remain hopeful, and we ask for the prayers of the entire country.”
Another patient who had contact with Pham after she became symptomatic is being monitored. So far, he has shown no signs of the disease. Meanwhile, this morning Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins says Pham’s dog Bentley is being monitored at an undisclosed location after he was removed from her apartment Monday afternoon.
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