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A Doctor in NYC Has Tested Positive for Ebola

Officials have confirmed that a 33-year-old doctor in New York City has tested positive for the Ebola virus. Dr. Craig Spencer—a Harlem resident—recently returned from Guinea were he was treating Ebola patients, working with the organization Doctors Without Borders. Though he felt well on Oct. 14 when he flew home, on Thursday morning, he began experiencing a fever, alerted medical officials and was transported to an area hospital.

Even though Dr. Spencer went bowling, jogged and took the subway since returning from Guinea, city officials believe it is very unlikely he could have infected anyone else. As a precaution, three individuals who have had close contact with the doctor have been quarantined. At a press conference, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo assured the public that local medical staff is prepared for this scenario, telling the reporters, “We are as ready as one can be for this circumstance” …

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