Dallas nurse with Ebola identified

Dallas nurse with Ebola identified (Image 1)

The Dallas nurse who became infected with Ebola while treating a Liberian man has been identified as Nina Pham. 

Pham, 26, tested positive for the disease this weekend, making her the first person to contract Ebola within the United States. 

Pham was identified by family members who confirmed her name to WFAA-TV in Dallas.

The family told WFAA that Pham graduated from Texas Christian University’s nursing program in 2010. 

It is still not known how exactly she contracted the virus since the health care workers who were tasked with treating Thomas Eric Duncan reportedly followed CDC-mandated anti-infection protocols. Duncan died at the Dallas hospital where he was being treated last Wednesday.

*ABC News and WFAA contributed to this report.

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