CDC: Ebola Patient Pham “Clinically Stable” & “Extremely Helpful”

CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

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DALLAS (CBS 11 NEWS) – According to officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nurse Nina Pham is clinically stable after contracting the Ebola virus while caring for the first U.S. patient Thomas Eric Duncan.

The director of the CDC, Dr. Thomas Frieden said, “Our team lead in Texas has spoken with her on multiple occasions and she is extremely helpful.”

Pham’s family says she doesn’t know how she was infected and neither do health officials.

Duncan’s medical records obtained by the Associated Press show the hospital had 70 employees providing care for him.  The records show hospital employees drew Thomas Duncan’s blood, put tubes down his throat, wiped up his diarrhea, analyzed his urine, and wiped saliva from his lips.

Now, the state is busy working around the clock to contact the health care workers.

Texas Health Services commissioner Dr. David…

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