New York City doctor tests positive for Ebola


A 33-year-old doctor who recently returned from West Africa and was admitted to a New York City hospital with suspicious symptoms has tested positive for Ebola, according to a New York Times report.

Craig Spencer was treating Ebola patients in Guinea until returning home to the city 10 days ago, according to the New York Post.

He had a 103-degree fever and nausea, the Post reported. He also was self-quarantining himself inside his West 147th Street apartment, according to the New York Daily News.

EMS crews responded to the Harlem address wearing "F Suits," a Hazmat suit that covers the entire body, according to WCBS.

Spencer was taken to Bellevue Hospital, on First Avenue between 26th and 28th streets, early Thursday afternoon in an ambulance with a police escort.

Sources told WCBS that Spencer took an Uber car Wednesday night to and from a bowling alley in Williamsburg.

City officials have already begun contacting and isolating people who have recently had contact with the possible ebola patient.

Bellevue Hospital is one of the best equipped medical facilities in the city to deal with an Ebola patient.

Staff and administrators recently showed press the precautions and safety measures already in place should a patient arrive.

This is a developing story, more information will come as it is made available.

Officials: New York City Is Prepared for Ebola
Officials: New York City Is Prepared for Ebola

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