A Texas nurse infected with Ebola was flown from Dallas to Atlanta Wednesday and admitted to Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital, where she will be the fourth patient to be treated there for the virus.
Amber Joy Vinson, 29, was diagnosed earlier Wednesday with the deadly virus after caring for Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian man who died from Ebola last week. She will be treated in a special isolation unit at Emory where three other patients have been treated, two whom were discharged in late August, the hospital said in a statement. A third person is still receiving care.
Emory said it was bound by patient confidentiality and had no information regarding her status.
Vinson was the second nurse who cared for Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital to come down with Ebola. Nina Pham tested positive for the disease Sunday and is being treated at the Dallas hospital, where officials said Wednesday she is in good condition.