He has been taken to Bellevue hospital to undergo tests. From CBS:
Ebola test results are expected within 12 hours, officials said.
“As a further precaution, beginning today, the Health Department’s team of disease detectives immediately began to actively trace all of the patient’s contacts to identify anyone who may be at potential risk,” officials said. “The Health Department staff has established protocols to identify, notify, and, if necessary, quarantine any contacts of Ebola cases.”
Yeah yeah Williamsburg had Ebola before it was cool. Now was he at Brooklyn Bowl or The Gutter? No matter what he has, we hope Spencer has a speedy recovery! He recently posted on his Facebook about his desire to fight Ebola:
Off to Guinea with Doctors Without Borders (MSF). Please support organizations that are sending support or personnel to West Africa, and help combat one of the worst public health and humanitarian disasters in recent history.
UPDATE: The Gutter has cancelled all shows and bowling leagues for tonight. No word yet on which bowling alley the patient attended.
UPDATE 2: The patient has tested positive for Ebola. From the NY Times:
A doctor in New York City who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea tested positive for the Ebola virus Thursday, becoming the city’s first diagnosed case.
The doctor, Craig Spencer, was rushed to Bellevue Hospital on Thursday and placed in isolation while health care workers spread out across the city to trace anyone he might have come into contact with in recent days. A further test will be conducted by the federal Centers for Disease Control to confirm the initial test.
Updates as the story develops.
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