Families Give Updates on Dallas Nurses Pham, Vinson

Nina Pham's father and Amber Vinson's fiancé both say their loved one is doing well

Two Dallas nurses, Nina Pham and Amber Vinson, are Ebola free and are recovering from the virus.

Pham's father, Peter Pham, said Monday he is thrilled his daughter is back home in North Texas. He said she is doing OK, but she is still tired from the whole ordeal both mentally and physically.

Peter Pham also said the family was looking for an attorney and that Nina Pham would not publicly speak again until she has representation.

Nina Pham has a lot of support from her friends, co-workers and old classmates who have been calling her to wish her well, according to her dad.

Pham flew back home to Fort Worth overnight Friday from Maryland where she was treated for Ebola at the National Institutes of Health.

Both she and her colleague, Amber Vinson, contracted the virus while caring for Thomas Eric Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.

Duncan died from the virus on Oct. 8.

Vinson was treated at Emory University Hospital, where she awaits getting discharged.

Vinson's fiancé told NBC 5 Vinson might be released on Tuesday, but officials with the hospital would not confirm when she will be discharged.

Unlike in Duncan's case, both Vinson's and Pham's recovery might be due to the fact they were treated in the early stages of showing symptoms of the virus.

“Those first few days or hours of the beginning of symptoms are far less likely to result in any infections than are the later course of disease when people have much, much larger of virus that they are excreting,” said Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, during a conference call Monday.

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