◼ CONFIRMED: NYC Patient Tests Positive for Ebola - Le-gal In-sur-rec-tion
Tomorrow's Daily News plays it straight. Your move, NY Post. pic.twitter.com/thCqAaDOMO— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) October 24, 2014
3 members of CDC’s Ebola Response Team will arrive in New York City tonight; CDC Ebola experts already in NYC to offer immediate support.— CDC (@CDCgov) October 24, 2014
◼ A doctor in New York City who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea tested positive for the Ebola virus Thursday, becoming the city’s first diagnosed case. - NY Times
While officials have said they expected isolated cases of the disease to arrive in New York eventually, and had been preparing for this moment for months, the first case highlighted the challenges surrounding containment of the virus, especially in a crowded metropolis.
Even as the authorities worked to confirm that Mr. Spencer was infected with Ebola, it emerged that he traveled from Manhattan to Brooklyn on the subway on Wednesday night, when he went to a bowling alley, and then took a taxi home.
The next morning, he reported having a temperature of 103 degrees, raising questions about his health while he was out in public.
People infected with Ebola cannot spread the disease until they begin to display symptoms, and it cannot be spread through the air. As people become sicker, the viral load in the body builds, and they become more and more contagious.
Dr. Spencer’s travel history and the timing of the onset of his symptoms led health officials to dispatch disease detectives, who “immediately began to actively trace all of the patient’s contacts to identify anyone who may be at potential risk,” according to a statement released by the department.
It was unclear if the city was trying to find people who might have come into contact with Dr. Spencer on the subway. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority directed all questions to the health department, which did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the issue.
At Dr. Spencer’s apartment in Harlem, his home was sealed off and workers distributed informational fliers about the disease. It was not clear if anyone was being quarantined.
◼ Doctor With Ebola Symptoms In NYC Went Bowling Last Night - CBS New York
Sources said Spencer went bowling last night in Williamsburg and took an Uber car to get there and back, 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria reported.◼ Took UBER
◼ Girlfriend quarantined
A Doctors Without Borders physician who recently returned to New York from West Africa has tested positive for the Ebola virus, becoming the first diagnosed case in the city, a law enforcement official briefed on the matter told CNN.◼ Ebola Alert: NY City Dr. With Ebola Symptoms Hospitalized, Went Bowling Last Night (Video) - Jim Hoft/Gateway Pundit
The doctor, identified as Craig Spencer, 33, came back from West Africa about 10 days ago, and developed a fever, nausea, pain and fatigue Wednesday night.
The physician, employed at New York's Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, has been in isolation at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan since Thursday morning, the official said....
The law enforcement official said the doctor was out in public. Authorities also quarantined his girlfriend, with whom he was spending time since his return from Africa.
The doctor began feeling sluggish a couple of days ago, but it wasn't until Thursday, when he developed 103-degree fever, that he contacted Doctors Without Borders, authorities said.
The case came to light after the New York Fire Department received a call shortly before noon Thursday about a sick person in Manhattan. The patient was taken to Bellevue.
◼ New York City Ebola Doctor Took A-Train, L-Train and Went to the High Line (Video) - Jim Hoft/Gateway Pundit
◼ GOOD NEWS! CDC Says NYC Ebola Doctor Cleared Enhanced Airport Screening - Jim Hoft/Gateway Pundit
Healthcare worker returned through JFK Airport on Oct. 17, participated in enhanced screening for all returning travelers from W. Africa.— CDC (@CDCgov) October 24, 2014
Ebola in NYC. And that's why you don't hire the guy who signed off on Solyndra as your new Ebola Czar.— Razor (@hale_razor) October 24, 2014
BREAKING: Suspected Ebola Case Located In New York City
◼ “We just can’t let anyone in the building right now..." - Western Journalism
America’s most populous city is the latest scene of an Ebola scare as a patient was rushed to Bellevue Hospital Thursday after showing symptoms of the deadly disease. According to the New York Post, Harlem resident Craig Spencer had recently returned from Guinea where he had been treating Ebola patients as part of the Doctors Without Borders organization.
BREAKING: NYC hospital testing doctor with Ebola-like symptoms who returned from West Africa - city health department— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) October 23, 2014
◼ Enhanced Ebola Screening Sends Three Liberians To US Hospitals - Western Journalism
Will the Liberian passengers with Ebola symptoms finally convince Congress to take action on travel controls from Liberia?