Texas nurse was familiar with risks of Ebola virus

October 15, 2014 5:53 AM

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The Texas nurse who caught Ebola from an infected patient was no stranger to the risks of working around one of the world's most feared viruses.

In nursing school, Nina Pham had studied microbiology and infection prevention. A classmate said students discussed Ebola in detail, even reading "The Hot Zone," a bestselling 1994 book about the disease's origins.

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