Northeast Ohio native Amber Vinson was released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta Tuesday afternoon.

Vinson gave a short statement during a 1 p.m. news conference.

The 29-year-old contracted the Ebola virus while caring for Thomas Eric Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian in Dallas. He died on Oct. 9.

Vinson then flew from Dallas to Cleveland, and spent time in Akron before going back to Dallas. She tested positive for Ebola the day after she returned to Dallas. Her travel led to her mother, stepfather and fiancé, along with more than 150 others, to be monitored by health officials in Ohio.

“To my family who played such an important role in my recovery, by being there every minute, every day, even though we couldn’t be close, mom and Derek, my love, my sincere thanks,” said Vinson.

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