2nd infected nurse Amber Vinson now Ebola-free


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In this Oct. 21, 2014 photo provided by Amber Vinson, shows Vinson at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. | AP Photo

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ATLANTA — A Dallas nurse who was being treated for Ebola will attend a Tuesday news conference discussing her discharge from an Atlanta hospital after tests showed she’s virus-free.

Amber Vinson, 29, was to be present at the news conference scheduled for 1 p.m. and would make a statement, a news release from Emory University Hospital said.

Vinson worked as a nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and cared for Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian man who died of Ebola at the hospital on Oct. 8.

Vinson’s family announced Oct. 22 that doctors could no longer detect the deadly virus in her body, a step toward recovery her mother described as an answered prayer.

Vinson was one of two nurses who became infected while caring for Duncan…

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