Second Dallas Nurse Beats Back Ebola, Is Released


The second Dallas nurse diagnosed with the Ebola virus after treating an infected patient from Liberia is now free of the disease and will be released from the hospital Tuesday.

Emory University Hospital in Atlanta announced that Amber Vinson will go home Tuesday, nearly two weeks after she was diagnosed with Ebola.

Vinson plans to make a statement at 1 p.m. at the hospital, which is one of four U.S. facilities equipped with special biocontainment units for treating deadly infectious diseases.

Vinson caught Ebola from Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian who arrived in Dallas in September already infected with the virus.