washington_monumentEbola-infected Dallas nurse Nina Pham is being moved to Washington for treatment, health officials told a hearing of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Thursday. The hearing, chaired by Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa., was held as the World Health Organization announced from Geneva the total number of confirmed Ebola cases worldwide is expected to exceed 9,000, with deaths surpassing 4,500. The number of cases is now doubling every four weeks. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health, announced Pham was scheduled to be transferred to the NIH in Washington, D.C., for treatment. In his opening statement, Centers for Disease Control Director Dr. Thomas Frieden continued to reassure the American people that CDC knows how to contain the current Ebola outbreak in the U.S. “As we learn from the recent importation case in Dallas and subsequent transmissions, and continue the public health response there, we remain confident that Ebola is not a significant public health threat to the United States,” Frieden said. More