*(Reuters via MSN News) – The first person infected with Ebola in the United States, nurse Nina Pham, said she was used for publicity purposes by her hospital, which also invaded her privacy and did not properly train her, the Dallas Morning News reported on Sunday.
Pham, 26, told the newspaper that chaos hit the Dallas hospital when it admitted Thomas Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States after he contracted it in Liberia. Nurses were ill prepared and received little guidance on how to treat Ebola or protect themselves.
“I wanted to believe that they would have my back and take care of me, but they just haven’t risen to the occasion,” Pham told The Dallas Morning News in an exclusive interview published in its Sunday edition.
Duncan was put into isolation at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in late September and died less than two weeks later.
Pham, who became infected while treating him, later recovered and was welcomed in the Oval Office by President Barack Obama.
She is planning to sue the hospital, the paper said. The hospital has reached a settlement with Duncan’s family.
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