Doctor In New York City Diagnosed With Ebola
New York City has its first diagnosed case of Ebola. The doctor who was hospitalized today with Ebola-like symptoms has tested positive for the virus.
The patient has been identified as Craig Spencer, a physician who works for Doctors Without Borders. Spencer had been treating Ebola patients in Guinea.
The doctor had a fever and gastrointestinal symptoms and was taken today to Manhattan's Bellevue Hospital. Mayor Bill de Blasio says all protocols were followed and it doesn't appear the doctor had been showing symptoms for very long or had widespread contact with others.
Ebola has killed thousands of people in Africa. Only three people have been diagnosed in the U.S.