2nd Ebola patient identified as nurse

Updated: 2014-10-14 05:22


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2nd Ebola patient identified as nurse

Teresa Romero, the Spanish nurse who contracted Ebola, is seen inside her room at an isolation ward on the sixth floor at Madrid's Carlos III Hospital October 11, 2014.[Photo/Agencies]

DALLAS - Media reports and a church rector have identified the second Ebola patient in Texas as a 26-year-old nurse infected while caring for a man from Liberia.

WFAA-TV in Dallas reported that Nina Pham's family reached out to identify her as the nurse infected with Ebola. A rector at her family's church told The Associated Press that Pham's mother told him Pham has Ebola.

Officials say Pham wore protective gear as she cared for Thomas Eric Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital after he was diagnosed with Ebola and put in isolation. He died last week.

The graduate of Texas Christian University's nursing school was monitoring her own temperature and went to the hospital Friday night as soon as she found out she was running a low fever. She's now in isolation and in stable condition. It's the first known case of Ebola being transmitted within the U.S.