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Disease Detectives Hunt NYC Ebola Doc’s Contacts

Erik Badia | NY Daily News   in 
October 24, 2014

City “disease detectives” probing New York’s first Ebola case retraced his every step and tracked down his contacts Friday as the ailing doctor stayed in isolation.

Dr. Craig Spencer’s condition remained stable at Bellevue Hospital one day after a special emergency response team responded to his Harlem apartment.

Mayor de Blasio repeated that New Yorkers had “no reason for alarm” as the investigation continued. Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett said the city was following protocols to insure there was no spread of the virus.

“The next step is to unleash our disease detectives,” she told a Friday news conference. “They go out and talk to the patient first, and then carefully verify his story.

“We want to account for all of his time from the time he developed symptoms until he was in the hospital.”

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