New York City doctor tests positive for Ebola

KUSI – A Doctors Without Borders physician who recently returned from West Africa has tested positive for Ebola, authorities confirmed Thursday night.

The 33-year-old physician, Craig Spencer, developed fever, nausea, pain, and fatigue Wednesday and was taken to Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan for testing.

Spencer had recently returned from West Africa ten days ago, law enforcement confirmed.

Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, where Spencer is employed, released the following statement: “He is a committed and responsible physician who always puts his patients first. He has not been to work at our hospital and has not seen any patients at our hospital since his return from overseas.”

Spencer has been placed in isolation. Health Care workers are tracing anyone who might have come into contact with him in recent days.

The CDC will perform a second test to verify the first test that tested positive for Ebola.

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