Authorities incinerated Texas Ebola nurse's engagement ring

Authorities Incinerated Texas Ebola Nurses Engagement Ring
Authorities Incinerated Texas Ebola Nurses Engagement Ring


The second Texas nurse to contract Ebola is getting better, but she's bitter because authorities incinerated her engagement ring.

Amber Vinson was first hospitalized October 14th after treating Thomas Eric Duncan, the patient that eventually died, and now that she's tested negative for Ebola she's speaking out about her treatment.



The 29-year-old nurse explained to Don Lemon that her entire home was sterilized; her belongings, including her engagement ring, were burned.

"I was crushed," she said. "It's a thing, but it has sentimental value to me."

Vinson isn't the only nurse to contract Ebola that was crushed by a loss. Teresa Romero, the Spanish nurse who became the first person to contract Ebola outside of Africa, slammed officials for euthanizing her dog, Excalibur. Health officials in Madrid said the dog posed a potential risk of Ebola transmission.

However, when Nina Pham, the first Texas nurse to contract Ebola, was diagnosed, they quarantined her dog. After both were cleared, Pham was reunited with her dog, Bentley.

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