Released Ebola nurse Amber Vinson: 'I am so thankful'

Released Ebola nurse Amber Vinson: 'I am so thankful'
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Amber Vinson, a Dallas nurse who became infected with Ebola after caring for Thomas Eric Duncan, was released on Tuesday afternoon from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta after being declared Ebola-free.

The hospital announced that Ebola was no longer present in Vinson's blood as of last week, but she was given supportive care until her release. Emory has successfully treated three other Ebola patients, as well.

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