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Ebola in New York City: Doctor tests positive for killer disease


A NEW York City doctor has become the first person to test positive for the killer infection in the United States' largest city.

Fears over the rapid spread of the deadly disease continue to grow as authorities revealed that Dr. Craig Spencer had ridden in subways, taken a taxi and visited a bowling alley since returning from Ebola-hit Guinea, one week ago.
Dr. Spencer began to develop symptoms for Ebola yesterday and was rushed from his Manhattan apartment for treatment in isolation at Bellevue Hospital, city officials have confirmed.
The 33-year-old doctor was taking his temperature to check for signs of the infection twice a day since returning from West Africa, where he had been working with the humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders.

Although currently healthy, his fiancĂ© Morgan Dixon and two close friends have also been quarantined, New York City Health Commissioner Mary Travis Bassett revealed. 
The taxi driver who drove Dr. Spencer did come into close enough contact to be considered a risk, she said.
As panic grips the sprawling city, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio reassured residents that they should not be alarmed about the disease – which has killed almost 4,900 people in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.
He said: "There is no reason for New Yorkers to be alarmed.
"Being on the same subway car or living near someone with Ebola does not in itself put someone at risk"We consider that it is extremely unlikely, the probability being close to nil, that there would be any problem related to his taking the subway system."
Dr .Spencer was not feeling ill and therefore would not have been contagious before yesterday morning, reported city Health Commissioner Bassett.
His apartment has now been isolated and sealed off as a precaution.
But other residents in the building, located in Manhattan's Harlem neighbourhood, have not been asked to vacate their apartments.
Health Commissioner Bassett explained: "I see no reason for the tenants in the apartment building to be concerned."
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