DALLAS, Texas – A Texas nurse, who was diagnosed with the Ebola virus, has been identified by her family.
Family members confirmed to WFAA that 26-year-old Nina Pham is now fighting the virus.
Pham became infected while treating Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to ever be diagnosed with the virus on American soil.
Pham is now the first person to contract the disease while in the United States.
Pham is “clinically stable,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Dr. Thomas Frieden said at a press conference Monday.
Health authorities say they will make daily visits to dozens of Dallas healthcare workers who took care of Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian national who died of Ebola at a Texas hospital, an official with direct knowledge of the situation said.
The workers have been monitoring their own health, including taking their own temperature.
Disease detectives with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have several times interviewed the Texas nurse who contracted Ebola and believe there are “inconsistencies” in the type of personal protective gear that she wore and with the process used to put the gear on and remove it, according to an official with direct knowledge of the situation.