U.S. nurse, now free of Ebola, defends her work and travels

November 6, 2014 2:51 PM

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U.S. nurse, now free of Ebola, defends her work and travels

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One of the U.S. nurses who helped treat a Liberian man with Ebola in Texas last month defended her controversial decision to fly after treating the patient, saying she had not been barred from traveling and felt normal during her trip.

In a televised interview on Thursday, Amber Vinson, 29, also said she had received little training in handling patients with the virus that has ravaged West Africa, and had no experience with the protective gear needed for handling such cases before treating the Liberian, Thomas Duncan, who later di...

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