*(Via Newsy) A physician working with the Doctors Without Borders organization in West Africa recently returned to New York and has now been diagnosed with Ebola.
According to CNN, Dr. Craig Spencer returned to New York 10 days ago. On Wednesday night he began experiencing symptoms associated with the deadly disease — fever, nausea, pain, and fatigue.
Doctor Spencer was reportedly tested for Ebola at New York’s Bellevue Hospital, and as of Thursday morning is being held in isolation there.
USA Today reports health officials are now attempting to retrace his steps to determine if anyone is at risk. The outlet notes Dr. Spencer worked at New York Presbyterian Hospital, but adds he had not returned to work or “seen any patients” since he came back from West Africa.
This case marks the first official Ebola diagnosis in New York City — but it’s something health officials say they’ve been preparing for.
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