"Untrue and hurtful": Family of Ebola nurse Amber Vinson says she wasn't careless

The family of Amber Vinson, one of the Dallas nurses who contracted Ebola after treating a patient, said Sunday that they are troubled by “negative public comments” and press coverage suggesting that she was careless.

“She has not and would not knowingly expose herself or anyone else,” the family said in a statement. “Suggestions that she ignored any of the physician and government-provided protocols recommended to her are patently untrue and hurtful.”

The statement added that the family has retained a lawyer for counsel “during this unfortunate and troubling time.”