Nurse who contracted Ebola sues her hospital employer

March 3, 2015 5:30 PM

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Nurse who contracted Ebola sues her hospital employer

The nurse who was the first person to contract Ebola in the United States filed suit Monday against the Dallas hospital where she worked, saying it knowingly left workers without the training or equipment needed to handle the disease.

The nurse, Nina Pham, 26, was one of two at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who were infected while treating Thomas Eric Duncan, who had the virus when he arrived from the West African country of Liberia.

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