December 12, 2017
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Texas nurse leaves hospital Ebola-free

The ambulance that transported Amber Joy Vinson.
The ambulance that transported Amber Joy Vinson.
The ambulance that transported Amber Joy Vinson.

A Texas nurse who contracted Ebola in the United States will be released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta today after being found free of the virus, the hospital said.

Amber Vinson was one of two nurses at a Dallas hospital who had treated Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian visiting Texas who died of Ebola on October 8 and was the first patient diagnosed with the virus in the United States.

She was admitted to Emory's hospital for treatment on October 15. The other nurse, Nina Pham, also was declared virus-free last week and left the Maryland hospital where she had been treated.

Vinson was due to make a statement at a news conference later today.

The Ebola outbreak has killed nearly 5,000 people since March, the vast majority in West Africa, and cases in the United States have caused alarm with states such as New York and New Jersey ignoring federal advice by introducing their own strict controls.

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