Friday, October 24, 2014

New York Records First Ebola Case As Doctor Tests Positive


Ebola is gradually spreading in the US. A 33-year old New York Doctor who recently returned from Ebola-hit Guinea in West Africa has tested positive for the disease.

Dr Craig Spencer, treated Ebola patients while working for the charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in the country. He left Guinea on 14 October, and returned to New York City on 17 October. But on Tuesday he began to feel tired and developed a fever and diarrhoea on Thursday.

Suspecting it could be the virus, he immediately contacted medical services and was taken to the city's Bellevue Hospital, where he is being kept in isolation.

He is the first Ebola case diagnosed in New York, and the fourth in the US.


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