New photo of Amber Vinson at Emory. Doctors now say they are “no longer able to detect [Ebola] virus in her body.” pic.twitter.com/n7Uti4AowU
Tonight we have some good news about Amber Vinson, the second nurse diagnosed with Ebola after being in close contact with Liberian victim Thomas Eric Duncan: doctors at Emory University Hospital’s bio-containment facility are reportedly no longer able to detect the virus in her body.
And that means American medical care is now ahead of the curve on treating Ebola, since the other nurse who contracted the virus, Nina Pham, has also been cleared of the disease.
Here’s the statement from Amber Vinson’s family, via NBC Nightly News:
JUST IN: Family of Dallas nurse Amber Vinson says hospital and CDC no longer able to detect Ebola virus in her body pic.twitter.com/L2kjpPlSBQ
And more good news: the free lance NBC cameraman who came down with Ebola, Ashoka Mukpo, is also now a survivor.
Being young and healthy helped the NBC News freelancer diagnosed with Ebola defeat the virus, the doctors who treated him said at a press conference, NBC News reported. Ashoka Mukpo, who was on contract with NBC News when he got sick in Liberia, left the biocontainment unit at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha Wednesday after being declared Ebola-free. During his stay, Mukpo received an experimental pill as well as serum from Ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantly, doctors said Wednesday. He also received regular testing and electrolyte replacement, necessary during the mid-stages of Ebola disease as they tend to get flushed out with severe vomiting and diarrhea.