Ohio Council Praises Dallas Nurse Who Had Ebola
The city council in Amber Vinson's Ohio hometown is praising the nurse for demonstrating courage and professionalism in handling her Ebola diagnosis and treatment and the widespread attention it has brought her.
A resolution passed by Akron City Council says Vinson showed "extraordinary strength, bravery and grace" and wishes her well.
The 29-year-old had treated a Liberian man who died of Ebola. Vinson flew from Texas to Ohio and back before she was diagnosed. She was released Tuesday from an Atlanta hospital after tests showed she's virus-free.
At a news conference, she read a statement thanking God, her relatives and her doctors.
Officials are monitoring the health of 163 people in Ohio who had contact or potential contact with Vinson. Three people are quarantined.
Ohio has no confirmed Ebola cases.