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EBOLA OUTBREAK: Nurse moved to isolation unit; President talks Ebola 'czar'

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FREDERICK, Maryland - The first nurse to be diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected Liberian man at a Dallas hospital has arrived in Maryland for treatment at a specialized isolation unit.
   
Nina Pham will be treated at a National Institutes of Health center in Bethesda, Maryland. The NIH facility has one of four isolation units in the nation. NIH says staff specializing in infectious disease and critical care will treat the 26-year-old nurse.
   
Officials at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas said Wednesday that Pham was in good condition.
   
She was flown Thursday evening to Frederick Municipal Airport in Frederick, Maryland, in an executive jet.
   
Pham was among medical staff at Texas Health Presbyterian who provided care to Thomas Eric Duncan, who died of Ebola last week.

Meantime, President Barack Obama says it may be appropriate to appoint an additional person to lead the Ebola response in the U.S., a response to calls that he name an Ebola "czar."
   
He also says he doesn't have a "philosophical objection" to imposing a travel ban from Ebola-afflicted West Africa. But he says experts tell him it is less effective than measures already in place.
   
He says a ban could result in people trying to hide where they are coming from and thus being less likely to be screened.
   


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