[Ed. – Great news, for Ms. Vinson and we can hope for many others.]
A wide-eyed and smiling Amber Vinson walked out of Emory University Hospital in Atlanta Tuesday afternoon, becoming the seventh Ebola patient to be cured of the deadly disease after treatment in the United States.
“I’m so grateful to be well,” Vinson said during a news conference. “I sincerely believe that with God, all things are possible.”
Vinson, 29, was one of two Texas nurses to contract Ebola while treating Thomas Eric Duncan earlier this month in Dallas.
She was admitted to Emory’s serious communicable disease unit on Oct. 15 and was declared free of the deadly virus last week.
“After a rigorous course of treatment and testing, we have determined that Ms. Vinson has recovered,” said Dr. Bruce Ribner, the unit’s medical director. “She can return to her family, her community, and to her life without any concerns about transmitting this virus to any other individuals.” …
The Ohio native also thanked Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, the first two patients to be treated for Ebola in the U.S., for their donation of blood transfusions. …
Vinson’s discharge leaves Dr. Craig Spencer as the only confirmed Ebola patient currently being treated in the U.S. Spencer, 33, fell ill last week in New York City after returning from working for the Doctors Without Borders charity in Guinea.