Ebola Hits NYC: Doctor Gets Virus, 3 Quarantined
New York has its first case of Ebola.
A Harlem doctor who recently treated patients in Africa tested positive for the deadly disease after he was rushed to Bellevue Hospital Thursday morning with fatigue, nausea and a 100.3-degree fever.
Dr. Craig Spencer, a 33-year-old Doctors Without Borders volunteer, and his live-in fiancée, Morgan Dixon, 30, were quarantined at Bellevue as investigators retraced the couple’s steps from the six days since the doctor returned from Guinea last Friday, the sources said. The Associated Press reported two of Spencer’s friends were also quarantined but had shown no symptoms of the virus.
Authorities said Spencer had a 103-degree fever but Gov. Andrew Cuomo later clarified that it was 100.3 degrees.
Spencer’s West 147th Street apartment has been sealed, and two of Spencer’s friends have also self-quarantined in their homes, officials said.