US hospital: Nurse who had Ebola to be released

Ebola Outbreak

In this Oct. 21, 2014 photo provided by Amber Vinson, shows Vinson at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Officials at Emory University Hospital and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention couldn’t detect Ebola in Amber Vinson as of Tuesday evening, her family said in a statement released through a media consultant. (AP Photo/Amber Vinson)

An Emory University Hospital spokeswoman says a U.S. nurse who was being treated for Ebola will be released Tuesday.

Emory spokeswoman Holly Korschun said that Amber Vinson will be leaving the hospital Tuesday after a 1 p.m. (1700 GMT) news conference.

Vinson worked as a nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and cared for Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian man who died of Ebola at the hospital.

Vinson’s family announced Oct. 22 that doctors could no longer detect the virus in Vinson’s body.

Vinson was one of two nurses who became infected while caring for Duncan. The other nurse, Nina Pham, was released Oct. 24 from a hospital attached to the National Institutes of Health.


Report compiled with information from The Associated Press.