"I'm doing well and want to thank everyone for their kind wishes and  prayers. I am blessed by the support of family and friends and am blessed to be  cared for by the best team of doctors and nurses in the world here at Texas  Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas," Pham, who became infected with the virus while caring for a patient who died of Ebola on October 8, said on Tuesday.

On Monday, Thomas Frieden, the head of US Centres for Disease Control  and Prevention, had reported that Pham was 'clinically stable'.

Meanwhile, Barclay Berdan, the executive director of Texas Health  Resources, the health consortium to which the Dallas hospital belongs, said on Tuesday that the healthcare team attending Pham was 'working tirelessly to help her in this courageous fight'.

"The doctors and nurses involved with her treatment remain hopeful, and we ask for the prayers of the entire country," added Berdan in the same communique.

Pham, 26, was one of the nurses caring for Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in US and the only person to have died so far in this country from the virus.

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