Thursday, October 23, 2014

Ebola in New York City?

Police officers leave the apartment of Dr. Craig Spencer (left) in West Harlem.

A doctor, who reportedly was treating Ebola patients in West Africa, has been taken with a fever and other symptoms to a New York City hospital, where he is being tested for the deadly virus, CNBC reports.

The physician was transported to Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan by specially trained emergency workers wearing protective gear, the New York City health department said in a prepared statement. Preliminary test results are expected in the next 12 hours.

No further details were immediately available as to how long he has been in NYC.


Via NyPo

A 33-year-old Doctors Without Borders physician who recently treated Ebola patients in Guinea was rushed in an ambulance with police escorts from his Harlem home to Bellevue Hospital on Thursday, sources said.

Craig Spencer was suffering from Ebola-like symptoms — a 103-degree fever and nausea, sources said.

He landed at JFK airport on Oct. 17 on a connecting flight from Brussels, a source said. Spencer’s temperature was 98.7 degrees upon arrival, the source added.


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