Friday, October 24, 2014

Breaking: New York Doctor Tests Positive For Ebola

A New York doctor has been isolated at a Manhattan hospital after testing positive for Ebola.

Dr. Craig Allen Spencer
According to several reports, officials have confirmed that, the doctor (named above) who recently returned from West Africa has tested positive for Ebola virus on Thursday night.

The 33 year-old doctor was said to be treating Ebola patients in Guinea for Doctors without Borders, before travelling on October 14, through Brussels, Belgium and he finally arrived at JFK Airport on October 17.

Dr. Spencer was placed in isolation on Thursday October 23 at Bellevue hospital after reporting Ebola-like symptoms (fever, pain, nausea and fatigue).

CDC will confirm the initial positive test result, and the final test results are expected by the end of  today Friday, October 24.

Health officials confirmed that, the three people who had been in contact with Spencer, his fiancee and two friends will be quarantined and monitored.

However, the two nurses who contracted the deadly virus at the Texas Presbyterian hospital while taking care of the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States, Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian, are now in stable condition.

1 comment:

  1. I am suppose to be traveling to New York from Nigeria, maybe I should just wait until this Ebola madness ends.

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