Nurse Amber Vinson Ebola-Free, Released from Hospital

Amber Vinson Ebola

A second Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola has been released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta hospital and is free of the deadly virus, according to Dr. Bruce Ribner at the hospital .

Nurse Amber Vinson, 29, was discharged after spending the last two weeks in a specialized ward at Emory to undergo treatment.

The woman briefly spoke at a news conference, saying, “I’m so grateful to be well. First and foremost, I want to thank God.”

She also thanked the doctors and nurses who took care of her, and her mother, fiancé and extended family for visiting.

“Family played such an important role in my recovery,” she said. “By being there every minute every day even though you couldn’t be close.”

Vinson had cared for Liberian national Thomas Eric Duncan, who became the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. Duncan died Oct. 8, and Vinson’s colleague, Nina Pham, 26, was diagnosed with Ebola a few days later. She has since been treated for the virus and released.

Vinson is the fourth patient to successfully be treated for Ebola at Emory’s hospital.

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