Dr. David Lakey Statement on Nina Pham’s Recovery

October 24, 2014

“I’m happy that Nina Pham is now free of Ebola, and her health continues to improve. Ms. Pham’s recovery is a testament to her perseverance in the face of the disease, the excellent care she has received and the support she had of so many here in Texas and across the nation. Ms. Pham is returning to Texas where she will continue to rest and regain her strength, but there is nothing medically that will prevent her from resuming a normal life. Based on all of the clinical findings and lab tests, we are completely confident that she has cleared the virus and is of no risk to transmit the virus to others.”

Dr. David Lakey, Commissioner, Texas Department of State Health Services

Last updated October 24, 2014