NY Doctor Declared Free of Ebola

Dr. Craig Spencer, who was diagnosed with Ebola in New York, will be released from the hospital Tuesday.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Doctor at CDC Ebola safety course in Alabama
Doctor at CDC Ebola safety course in Alabama
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Dr. Craig Spencer, who was diagnosed with Ebola in New York City last month, is now free of the virus and will be released from the hospital Tuesday, city officials said Monday, according to CNN.

"Dr. Spencer poses no public health risk and will be discharged from the hospital tomorrow," the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation said in a statement.

Spencer, a Doctors Without Borders physician, became the first person to test positive for the deadly virus in the city when he was diagnosed last month after returning from treating patients in Guinea.

Officials said Spencer, 33, was hospitalized after developing a fever, nausea, pain and fatigue.

He has been in isolation at New York's Bellevue Hospital, where he was undergoing treatment.

Word that Spencer went for a jog, traveled the city's vast subway system and went bowling before his diagnosis sparked fears that the number of Ebola cases could grow in the city, but authorities stressed that the risk of him spreading the virus was low.

After being released, he is expected to go to his apartment in the New York City neighborhood of Hamilton Heights.

New York's mayor, hospital and health officials are scheduled to hold a press conference Wednesday to discuss the doctor's discharge. Spencer is also set to speak, officials said.



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