Ebola Survivors Suddenly All Over Television

By Brian Flood 

While New York city is busy dealing with its first Ebola case, recent survivors of the deadly disease are popping up all over our televisions.

Nina Pham, the first Dallas nurse diagnosed while treating Thomas Eric Duncan, spoke at a news conference this morning. Pham addressed at the National Institutes of Health hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, after doctors announced that she was free of the Ebola virus. She asksed for privacy as she returns to Texas “to get back to a normal life and reunite with my dog Bentley.”

Pham’s colleague Amber Vinson, who also was infected while treating Duncan, is still being cared for at Emory University Hospital near Atlanta.


Dr. Richard Sacra, declared Ebola-free on Oct. 5, was interviewed by CBS News Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook on “CBS This Morning.”

Dr. Sacra was working in a hospital in Liberia when he was infected last month. “Some of pregnant women we took care of were very sick,” Dr. Sacra says. “None of them had all the signs and symptoms of Ebola, but some of them had been in labor for a week.”

And NBC News freelance cameraman Ashoka Mupko, declared Ebola-free on Tuesday, gave his first interview to NBC’s Kate Snow Wednesday.

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