(ATLANTA) — A second Dallas nurse undergoing treatment for Ebola is being discharged from Emory University Hospital Tuesday and is Ebola-free, officials said.
In late September, nurse Amber Vinson, 29, 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 on Oct. 8, and Vinson’s colleague, Nina Pham, 26, was diagnosed with Ebola a few days later.
Vinson took a flight to Ohio and returned to Dallas in the days before she, too, was diagnosed with Ebola on Oct. 15. That evening, she was flown to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. Passengers on both of Vinson’s flights were notified about the ordeal.
“We are overjoyed to announce that, as of yesterday [Oct. 21] evening, officials at Emory University Hospital and the Centers for Disease Control are no longer able to detect virus in her body,” the family said in the statement Oct. 22, adding that Vinson should be able to leave the isolation unit.
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