Health: Ebola-Free Dallas Nurse

The second Dallas nurse, Amber Vinson, who contracted Ebola is now free of the virus and she will be released from the hospital soon.  She will make a statement announcing her discharge, which comes about two weeks after her diagnosis.  She was one of the two Dallas nurses who was diagnosed with Ebola after treating Liberian citizen, Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to be diagnosed in the U.S. with the virus. The other nurse, Nina Pham, was treated at a National Institutes of Health facility in Maryland before she was declared Ebola-free on Friday.  She was discharged from the hospital that day and met and hugged President Barack Obama at the White House before she returned home.  After Vinson’s release, there is only one confirmed Ebola patient in a U.S. hospital, Dr. Craig Spencer. He was diagnosed with Ebola last week in New York after being in contact with Ebola patient in Guinea. He is currently in serious but stable condition in a New York hospital.

Contributor: Chelsea Edirisuriya



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