Dallas Nurse Amber Ray Vinson Reportedly Free Of Ebola
Amber Ray Vinson, the second nurse who treated Timothy Eric Duncan to become infected with the Ebola virus is reportedly already free of the virus:
Dallas nurse Amber Vinson no longer has signs of Ebola in her blood, her family said Wednesday, one week after she was hospitalized at an Atlanta hospital with the potentially deadly virus.
Vinson will be transferred into a different unit at Emory University Hospital and is still being treated in the serious communicable diseases unit, the family said.
“Amber and our family are ecstatic to receive this latest report on her condition,” her mother Debra Barry said, saying the news had “truly answered prayers and bring our family one step closer to reuniting with her at home.”
There hasn’t been any confirmation of this from the doctors treating Vinson but, if it is confirmed, it is certainly tremendously good news and yet another indication of how well we are able to deal with the disease when it is diagnosed early and properly diagnosed. In other good news, Nina Pham, the first nurse to become infected in Dallas, continues to improve herself and her dog, who had become the focus of some media attention after she fell ill, has been determined to be Ebola free. This became something of an issue after Spanish authorities had decided to euthanize the dog owned by a nurse in that country who had become infected with Ebola despite the fact that there was no evidence that the disease could be transmitted from humans to dogs, or that dogs could be carriers of the disease without showing symptoms.
If this good news continues, it would appear that the first “Ebola crisis” in the United States will be over by early November.