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Ebola Patient, Nina Pham Arrives In Maryland

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MARYLAND (CBSDFW.COM) – Ebola patient, Nina Pham, arrived in Bethesda, Md. At 10 p.m. Thursday night. She was transferred from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital to a National Institutes of Health clinical center there. 'Building 10' where Pham, 26, is receiving state of the art care is considered one of the best isolation units in America.

Before leaving Texas, Pham's treating physician Dr. Gary Weinstein, recorded and posted a video of her on YouTube.


One of two nurses at the North Texas hospital who contracted Ebola while treating Thomas Eric Duncan, Pham was in good spirits as she headed to her medical airlift at Dallas Love Field.

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital staff asked to transfer Pham here to HIA clinical center. They said there are so many of their staff members who are isolated and under observation for Ebola symptoms they can't take care of Pham and prepare for another Ebola case if that occurs.

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There are only four other bio containment hospitals in the US with the high level of protection this one at HIA has -- it was specifically designed for highly contagious viruses like Ebola.

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