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Timeline for New York doctor who has Ebola

 A look at the recent activities of Dr. Craig Spencer, a New York City physician who treated Ebola patients in West Africa and this week became the fourth person to test positive for the virus in the United States: Sept. 18: Spencer leaves for West Africa via Brussels. Oct. 12: Spencer has final contact with […] Read More →

Doctors Spar With Congress Over Ebola Worker Quarantine

 As members of Congress call for a mandatory quarantine of Ebola health workers returning from West Africa, doctors are pushing back, warning that the added burden could deter many from volunteering to fight the outbreak at its source. The conflict highlights a rift between an anxious public fearful of the virus that has now been […] Read More →

Enhanced Airport Screenings For Ebola Don’t Work

 Late last week the Department of Homeland Security announced that not only would temperatures of all passengers returning to the United States on flights from West Africa be taken at airports, but that passengers from the region could only land at five major international airports in the U.S. The latest case of Ebola in New […] Read More →

Ebola in New York: Five Things to Watch

 A doctor who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea tested positive for the disease in New York on Thursday evening and is being isolated at Bellevue Hospital. The diagnosis of Dr. Craig Spencer, 33, marks the second uncontrolled Ebola case imported to the U.S. (Other people stricken with the disease have been brought […] Read More →

After 1st Ebola case in NYC, 3 others quarantined

 A doctor who became New York City’s first Ebola patient was praised for getting treatment immediately upon showing symptoms, and health officials stressed that the nation’s most populous city need not fear his wide-ranging travel in the days before his illness began. Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo urged residents not to be […] Read More →

CDC’s Ebola ‘Go’ Team Sprints to New York

 Start packing for New York, the “go” team from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was told. A doctor there was back from a West African hot zone with Ebola-like symptoms, and was in a city hospital. The disease experts traveling tonight are Pierre Rollin, who the CDC calls the world’s top expert […] Read More →