Nina Pham, first person to contract Ebola in U.S., speaks from Dallas hospital room

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital (YouTube)

For the first time, we're hearing from the healthcare worker in Dallas who became the first person to contract Ebola on U.S. soil. Nina Pham was treating Thomas Eric Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas before his death.

This video was taken before Pham was transported to Maryland for treatment. Her treating physician, Dr. Gary Weinstein, recorded the conversation with her. According to the hospital, Pham asked that the video be shared.

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In the video, she's being thanked by Dr. Weinstein for being part of the volunteer program. With a smile, she then tells everyone in her room, "Come to Maryland, Everybody."

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