Friday, October 24, 2014

First of many in NY?

NY Doctor Who Treated Ebola Patients in West Africa Tests Positive-- Rushed To Bellevue Hospital

By Rocco Parascandola, Tina Moore, Corky Seimaszko, Oct. 23, 2014,

A Harlem doctor who treated Ebola patients in West Africa before returning to New York last week tested positive Thursday for the deadly disease — the first such diagnosis in the city.

Dr. Craig Spencer, 33, was hauled to Bellevue Hospital in a protective suit with symptoms of the illness. Officials said his temperature was normal when he landed at Kennedy Airport a week ago, on Oct. 17. But it spiked to 103 degrees by early Thursday, and he had diarrhea.

Three others — Spencer's fiancĂ©e and two friends — have also been quarantined but have shown no symptoms, according to Dr. Mary Travis Bassett, commissioner of the city’s Health Department.

FDNY hazardous-materials specialists sealed off Spencer’s apartment on W. 147th St. in Harlem’s Hamilton Heights and took the doctor out on a stretcher.

Spencer’s test results were publicly released about 8:30 p.m.

But at 6:20 p.m., the city Health Department sent out an urgent request to all New York area hospitals to see if any had “the following drug: Brincidofovir made by Chimerix.”

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