The boyfriend of Ebola patient Nina Pham has been placed in isolation
— Doctor Sparkle (@TwiBestPony) October 14, 2014
According to Dallas News, Rev. Jim Khoi of Our Lady of Fatima Church in East Fort Worth was told by Pham’s mother that a friend of her daughter’s had also been admitted to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, although he was not told of the nature of their relationship.
Nina Pham will be transferred today from Dallas to a hospital in Bethesda, Md., according to a statement from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.
Family members confirmed they didn’t request the move but said they’re OK with the decision. A statement released by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas Thursday afternoon said staffing issues were the reason behind the move.
“We believe that transferring Nina to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the right decision,” read a statement from the hospital. “With many of the medical professionals who would normally staff the intensive care unit sidelined for continuous monitoring, it is in the best interest of the hospital employees, nurses, physicians and the community to give the hospital an opportunity to prepare for whatever comes next.”