Over the weekend, she was identified only as a “female health care worker.” But now, the first person to catch Ebola within the United States has a name and a face. She’s 26-year-old Nina Pham, and she helped treat Thomas Eric Duncan, the man who brought Ebola to the U.S. after visiting Liberia.

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The only good news is that this young woman has received a blood transfusion from Dr. Kent Brantly, the Christian doctor who contracted Ebola while doing humanitarian work in Africa. Brantly survived, and Pham is the third Ebola patient to receive his blood.

Pham has been in quarantine since Friday after catching the disease from ‘patient zero’ Thomas Eric Duncan – the man who brought the deadly virus to America.

Brantly is believed to have traveled to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, where Pham worked, to make the donation on Sunday night.

Today, Pham’s condition was described as ‘clinically stable’.

Pham was diagnosed after admitting herself to hospital on Friday when her temperature spiked – one of the first symptoms of the deadly virus.

Nina Pham’s uncle confirmed to MailOnline that she is the nurse who has contracted Ebola while treating patient zero Thomas Eric Duncan.

Jason Nguyen told MailOnline: ‘Nina has contracted Ebola, she is my niece. Her mother called me on Saturday and told me; ‘Nina has caught Ebola.’

‘My sister is very upset, we all are. She said she was going up to the hospital in Dallas and I haven’t heard from her since. I’ve tried to call but I can’t get through. It’s very shocking. I don’t know any of the details, only what I hear on the news. It’s frightening.’

The scariest part is that Pham was wearing a hazmat suit when she interacted with Duncan, which provided her with far more protection than the average person would have around a contagious Ebola victim. While the government insists that Ebola is difficult to transmit and we needn’t worry about an outbreak, Pham’s case suggests otherwise. Either the government is lying to the public, or it simply has no idea what America is up against when it comes to this killer virus.