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Doctors No Longer Able to Detect Ebola in Nurse Amber Vinson's Body, Family Says

"Amber and our family are ecstatic to receive this latest report on her condition."

Amber Vinson (Photo: Akron Public Schools)

Doctors are no longer able to detect Ebola in nurse Amber Vinson's body, her family announced Wednesday.

According to a statement sent to the media, Vinson's mother, Debra Berry, said officials at Emory University Hospital and the Centers for Disease Control confirmed that they can't find the virus in her body and have approved her for transfer from isolation.

Amber Vinson (Photo: Akron Public Schools) Doctors are no longer able to detect the Ebola virus in nurse Amber Vinson's body, her family announced Wednesday. (Photo: Akron Public Schools)

"Amber and our family are ecstatic to receive this latest report on her condition," Berry said. "We all know that further treatment will be necessary as Amber continues to regain strength, but these latest developments have truly answered prayers and bring our family one step closer to reuniting with her at home."

Vinson was one of the two nurses infected with Ebola after treating patient Thomas Duncan.

The CDC had previously said a breach in protocol likely allowed for the infection, but could not point to a specific incident. This week, director Thomas Frieden said "we may never know exactly" how the two contracted the virus.

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