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Akron bridal shop in Ebola scare sues Texas hospital

by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: October 6, 2016 1:27 PM

DALLAS — The owner of an Ohio bridal shop that went out of business after an Ebola scare has sued a Texas hospital, saying it failed to train and prevent a nurse from contracting the virus from a hospital patient.
The nurse, Amber Vinson, visited the shop in 2014 and tried on a wedding dress. She was diagnosed with Ebola when she returned to Texas. The shop, Coming Attractions Bridal & Formal in Akron, closed several weeks that fall, then for good in early 2015.
WFAA-TV in Dallas reports shop owner Anna Younker sued Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas on Oct. 4. Younker accuses the hospital of negligence regarding Vinson’s training.
Officials with hospital owner Texas Health Resources said Oct. 5 they see no factual or legal basis for the complaint.
Vinson’s case gained national attention after it was revealed she flew from Texas to Ohio and back before she was diagnosed with the virus. Health officials say she visited Tallmadge and Akron in October 2014 to prepare for her wedding.
Officials monitored the health of 164 people in Ohio who were believed to have had contact with her or to have been near her.

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