Family of Amber Vinson releases statement

Family of Amber Vinson releases statement

The family of Amber Vinson, the Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola, released the following statement:

"Our family has been overwhelmed with support and love for Amber and our extended family over the last 72 hours, and we thank you for those prayers and well wishes. Amber is stable, and we are continuing to work with her doctors as her treatment progresses. Amber is a respected professional and has always had a strong passion for nursing. She followed all of the protocols necessary when treating a patient in Dallas, and right now, she's trusting in her doctors and nurses as she is now the patient. To that end, we ask that the media respect Amber's privacy and that of our family during this overwhelming experience. The time will come down the road for more further public involvement, but for now, your continued love and prayers helps greatly."

Lawrence Vinson
Amber's Uncle
Family Spokesperson

Vinson flew into Cleveland from Dallas on Oct. 10, and stayed with family in Northeast Ohio until Monday when she flew back to Dallas. The next day, she was admitted to the hospital and diagnosed with Ebola. She is the second nurse who cared for the first US Ebola victim, Thomas Duncan, to contract the disease.

Vinson is currently at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta for treatment. The hospital has successfully treated two other patients.

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