Such devastating news. Amber Vinson, a young nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital has tested positive for Ebola after she bravely treated Thomas Eric Duncan who tragically passed away on Oct. 8.
Amber Vinson, 29, is the second nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital to be diagnosed with the Ebola virus. On Oct. 10, her co-worker, Nina Pham, 26, checked herself into the hospital after bravely working with Thomas Eric Duncan who sadly passed away on Oct. 8. Amber reportedly flew domestically on Oct. 13, just one day before she began showing symptoms and is, “ill, but in stable condition.”
Amber Vinson Ebola Virus — Second Texas Nurse Identified
The Huffington Post reports that Amber is the second nurse to be diagnosed with Ebola. According to the site, “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday morning that Vinson was isolated after reporting a fever on Tuesday,”Health and Human Services said.
“Vinson’s preliminary tests were positive for Ebola; confirmation testing of the positive result is still underway,” the site reports. “She remains in isolation and will be transferred to Emory Hospital in Atlanta for further treatment.”
The Center for Disease Control has announced that Amber is, “ill, but in stable condition” and they are currently investigating three people that she came into contact with before she was moved to isolation.
The site reports that before Amber was showing any signs of being ill, she had flown on Oct. 13, on Frontier Airlines flight 1143 from Cleveland to Dallas. While Ebola is only considered to be contagious when the person is showing signs, “the CDC is trying to locate all 132 passengers on the flight to determine their potential risk for Ebola,” the site claims. “Those determined to have any potential risk will be monitored by the CDC.”
Reuters tweeted on Oct. 15, that after her flight to Ohio, precautionary measures are being taken. The site said, “Dallas Ebola patient related to three Kent State U. employees; school tells family to stay off campus, self monitor for 21 days: Kent.”
Amber’s stepfather told The Daily Mail, “Right now she’s doing OK. Her temperature is going down. We don’t want to do a lot of talking about it now. She’s OK. The main concern is for her to get better.”
Amber is so brave for doing her work with such a risk. We are sending well-wishes and positive thoughts her way!
Nina Pham — First Nurse To Check Herself Into The Hospital With Ebola
As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, Nina was the first nurse to check herself into the hospital with symptoms on Oct. 10. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital released a statement on Nina’s behalf on Oct. 14, where she thanked everyone for their support.
”I’m doing well and want to thank everyone for their kind wishes and prayers,” she said. “I am blessed by the support of family and friends and am blessed to be cared for by the best team of doctors and nurses in the world.”
HollywoodLifers, please leave your thoughts and well-wishes for Amber in the comment section below!
— Caitlin Beck