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Ebola comes to New York City

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Welcome to the jungle........................

 

 

By Ellen Wulfhorst

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - A physician with Doctors Without Borders who returned to New York City from West Africa has tested positive for Ebola, the New York Times said on Thursday.

 

The doctor was identified as Craig Spencer, who was working for the humanitarian organization in Guinea, one of three West African nations hardest hit by Ebola.

 

Spencer, 33, developed a fever and gastrointestinal symptoms and notified Doctors Without Borders on Thursday morning, the organization said in a statement.

 

Spencer was transported to Bellevue Hospital from his Manhattan apartment by a specially trained team wearing protective gear, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said in a statement.

 

He tested positive for Ebola, the Times said, making him the city's first diagnosed case.

 

Spencer's Facebook page, which included a photo of him clad in protective gear, said he went to Guinea around Sept. 18 and then flew to Brussels on Oct. 16.

 

He has specialized in international emergency medicine at Columbia University-New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City since 2011, according to his profile on the LinkedIn career website.

 

Columbia in a statement said he has not been to work nor seen any patients since his return.

 

(Additional reporting by Barbara Goldberg, Sebastien Malo, Jonathan Allen and Laila Kearney; Editing by Sandra Maler, Jonathan Oatis and Lisa Shumaker)

 

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I predict that the next Ebola patient in the USA will present himself at Saint Francis Hospital in Trenton, NJ .

 

The next "home -grown" yet ISIS / Al Quida Inspired terrorist attack will come from someone out of Paterson , NJ.

 

Sad news about this doctor. I hope he does well. My friend's son is serving with an agency in Liberia. They are worried sick.

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Time to set up isolation interment camps for anyone coming from those areas

 

I understand that few people fly directly. They stop over in London or Brussels. As long as the ticket does not reflect a connecting flight who would know where you'd been? Fly from Liberia to Brussels, then buy a separate ticket to the USA. Theoretically, the passport should reflect entry and exist stamps from the African countries.

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Time to set up isolation interment camps for anyone coming from those areas

 

This is what I don't get. It's not like he snuck back in. You come from one of those nations in W. Africa, you get 21 days in quarantine. NOT in metropolitan area, either. In Central South Dakota.

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This is what I don't get. It's not like he snuck back in. You come from one of those nations in W. Africa, you get 21 days in quarantine. NOT in metropolitan area, either. In Central South Dakota.

this doctor should be arrested for stupidity

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