No sign of Ebola in 2nd nurse diagnosed

An ambulance carrying Amber Vinson, the second health care worker to be diagnosed with Ebola in Texas, arrives at Emory University Hospital on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 in Atlanta. A joint emergency isolation unit administered by Emory University Hospital and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has successfully treated two Americans and is currently treating a third. (AP Photo/David Tulis)
An ambulance carrying Amber Vinson, the second health care worker to be diagnosed with Ebola in Texas, arrives at Emory University Hospital on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 in Atlanta. A joint emergency isolation unit administered by Emory University Hospital and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has successfully treated two Americans and is currently treating a third. (AP Photo/David Tulis)

ATLANTA (AP) – Emory University Hospital officials are confirming tests no longer detect the Ebola virus in a nurse being treated at its hospital near Atlanta.

Emory said in a statement Friday afternoon that Amber Vinson is making good progress, and tests no longer detect the virus in her blood. Vinson’s family had said Wednesday that officials couldn’t detect the virus in her blood as of Tuesday evening.

Emory said it had no discharge date for Vinson yet, as she continues to receive supportive care.

Vinson was one of two nurses diagnosed with Ebola after they treated an Ebola-infected patient at a Dallas hospital.

The other nurse, Nina Pham, was released from a Maryland hospital on Friday after doctors declared her free of the virus.

Pham said she felt “fortunate and blessed to be standing here today,” as she left the National Institutes of Health’s hospital outside Washington.

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