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Doctor receiving Ebola treatment now in stable condition

Dr. Craig Spencer is now in stable condition at Bellevue Hospital in New York City.LinkedIn

Dr. Craig Spencer, the New York City doctor being treated for Ebola after returning from treating patients in Guinea, is now in stable condition.

New York City’s Health and Hospitals Corporation said Saturday that Spencer’s condition has improved from “serious but stable” to “stable.”

Spencer, 33, has been hospitalized since Oct. 23. He remains in isolation and receiving treatment at Bellevue Hospital.

According to a timeline previously released by the health department, Spencer left Guinea on Oct. 14 on a flight to Brussels. He arrived at JFK on Oct. 17, was screened on arrival and did not show any signs of the disease.

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Spencer said he started feeling fatigued and exhausted on Oct. 21 in the early morning. That day, according to the health department, he visited The Meatball Shop, walked on the Highline and took the subway. The health department does not believe anyone Spencer came in contact with on that day are at risk.

The following day, Spencer went for a run, picked up vegetables from a co-op, rode the subway, visited The Gutter in Williamsburg and took an Uber car home, the health department said.

The following morning, Spencer developed a fever and was taken to Bellevue. He is currently the only person in the United States being treated for Ebola.

The city health department said Saturday that an individual who had been quarantined due to contact with Spencer will “now be subject to direct active monitoring.” A health official determined Friday “the individual poses no public health threat,” but will continue to be checked twice daily by health department workers.

 
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