U.S. nurse Nina Pham, who had Ebola, is virus free: health officials

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Texas nurse Nina Pham is shown in this still image taken from video in her isolation room at Texas Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, October 16, 2014. REUTERS/Texas Health Resources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola is now free of the virus, U.S. health officials said on Friday.

Nina Pham, who contracted the disease while treating a man who later died of Ebola in a Dallas hospital, had been undergoing treatment at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, since Oct. 16.

The NIH scheduled a Friday news conference to discuss Pham's discharge.

(Writing by Bill Trott; Editing by Jim Loney)

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