Doctor in New York Tests Positive for Ebola
The CDC has been conducting “enhanced screening” of all travelers returning to the U.S. from West Africa. But there’s a breach in the levy. The New York Times reports, “A doctor in New York City who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea became the first person in the city to test positive for the virus Thursday, setting off a search for anyone who might have come into contact with him.” Dr. Craig Spencer passed through enhanced screening at JFK Airport without a hitch – until Thursday, when he reported a fever. That was after he rode the subway, took a taxi and visited a bowling alley. Spencer certainly did laudable work with “Doctors Without Borders” helping Ebola patients in Africa, but perhaps he took the group’s name a little too literally. Don’t worry, though, all is well.
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