New York doctor tests positive for Ebola: official
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 01:24
Mayor Bill de Blasio confirmed reports that a New York doctor has tested positive for the Ebola virus, adding ''there's no reason for New Yorkers to be alarmed.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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New York City doctor who worked recently with Ebola patients in West Africa and returned to New York City tested positive for the illness on Thursday, officials said.
Mayor Bill de Blasio made the announcement at a news conference late on Thursday (October 23) hours after the doctor was admitted to a city hospital with symptoms, and taken into isolation.
Dr. Craig Spencer, 33, was tested at Bellevue Hospital, where results indicated he has the disease, the mayor said.
Mindful of public concern about whether Spencer could have infected others, Governor Andrew Cuomo told the news conference at Bellevue that since returning to the United States earlier this month from Guinea, Spencer had been exposed to "very few people."
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