Family: Amber Vinson Free Of Ebola Virus

Source: Michael Winter / USA Today

Dallas nurse Amber Vinson is free of the Ebola virus and will be transferred from isolation at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, her family said Wednesday.

The family also said that the 29-year-old nurse, who contracted the virus from Liberian Thomas Eric Duncan, was regaining strength and that her spirits were high.

“We are overjoyed to announce that, as of yesterday evening, officials at Emory University Hospital and the Centers for Disease Control [and Prevention] are no longer able to detect virus in her body,” the family’s said in a statement hours after Vinson spoke with her mother, Debra Berry.

She said her daughter, a nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian, has been cleared for transfer from isolation at Emory. She remains under treatment at the hospital’s unit for serious communicable diseases.

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