The Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola through contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, the first man to die of the disease in the United States, has received a blood transfusion from Dr. Kent Brantly, a physician who recovered from Ebola. The nurse, who has now been identified as Nina Pham, 26, became infected while treating Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. The Dallas Morning News reported that Brantly went to Dallas at the request of the hospital to donate plasma. Brantly also donated blood to NBC freelance cameraman Ashoka Mukpo and aid worker Dr. Rick Sacra, who left the Nebraska Medical Center virus-free in September. A priest for Pham's family told the paper that although the nurse was in isolation, her spirits were high, she was doing relatively well, and was keeping in touch with relatives via Skype and through phone calls. The Associated Press reports about 70 staff members at the hospital were involved in caring for Duncan, including Pham.
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