Friday, October 24, 2014
WHY ME WORRY OR ALFRED E. NEWMAN THINKING.
New York City Doctor Tests Positive For Ebola
A New York City doctor has tested positive for the Ebola virus after coming down with symptoms Thursday, officials have announced.
Tests Thursday evening at Bellevue Hospital Center came back positive for Dr. Craig Spencer, Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a news conference.
Spencer, a 33-year-old physician who works with Doctors Without Borders, came back a week ago from Guinea where he is believed to have been treating Ebola patients.
At the news conference, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said officials believe Spencer came in contact with four people during the time he was infected and symptomatic, and state officials are already talking to those four people.
Those four people include Spencer’s fiancée and two friends – all of whom are healthy, but have still been quarantined, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Commissioner Dr. Mary Travis Bassett said.
The fourth person who is in contact with the state is the driver of an Uber car, which Spencer took when he went bowling Wednesday night in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Bassett said.
Bassett went on a three-mile jog on Wednesday. He also went to the High Line and may have stopped at a restaurant on Wednesday before his bowling excursion, Bassett said.
As WCBS 880’s Peter Haskel reported, Bassett said Spencer has also used the subway system. He has ridden on the A Train, the No. 1 Train and the L Train.
(The government tells you Bubba that there is no need to worry or "why me worry"? Spencer was symptomatic. You can get ebola from an ebola infected person when they are symtomatic.
The government and "why me worry" alfred e. newman thinking is par for the course.)Story Reports