The second nurse diagnosed of Ebola in the United States, Amber Vinson has been released after being declared virus free.
Vinson was discharged from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta on Tuesday afternoon.
The virus was undetectable in Vinson’s body as of Oct. 21, her family announced earlier on Tuesday, and she was approved to leave isolation.
“While this is a day for celebration and gratitude I ask that we not lose focus on the thousands of families who continue to labor under the burden of this disease in West Africa,” said Vinson, smiling and sharing hugs with the doctors who cared for her.
Vinson, 29, was diagnosed after taking care of Thomas Eric Duncan, the first Ebola patient diagnosed on U.S. soil, at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.
Dallas nurse Nina Pham, who also worked to treat Duncan, contracted the disease as well but was declared Ebola-free after treatment and was released last week from the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Md.