The first U.S. nurse to contract Ebola while caring for a stricken patient in a Dallas hospital has now recovered, and is being released from the special facility which cared for her.
FOX News Radio's Eben Brown reports:
Nurse Nina Pham became infected with Ebola while caring for the now-deceased Thomas Eric Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. Pham was taken to a government research hospital in Maryland for treatment and now has no signs of the virus...
(Pham) "Throughout this ordeal, I have put my trust in God and my medical team. I am on my way back to recovery, even as I reflect on how many others have not been so fortunate."
Pham appeared in public, dressed up and walking on her own power. Her colleague, Amber Vinson, also became infected and is said have to have recovered as well.
Eben Brown, FOX News Radio.
Shortly after walking out of the hospital Ebola-free a Dallas nurse meets with President Obama.
FOX News Radio's Jared Halpern has more from the White House:
Photographs show Nina Pham and President Obama in a close embrace in the Oval Office just hours after the Texas nurse was declared Ebola-free and released from the nearby National Institutes of Health.
(Earnest) "He was not at all concerned about any risk that it would be associated with him showing his gratitude to her by hugging her."
Press Secretary Josh Earnest says the White House reached out to Pham after learning she'd be released and invited her to the Oval Office.
President Obama met last month with Dr. Kent Brantly an aid worker who contracted Ebola in West Africa and was successfully treated in Atlanta.
At the White House, Jared Halpern, FOX News Radio.