Ebola Patient Craig Spencer to Be Released


New York doctor, Craig Spencer has been in treatment at Bellevue Hospital after testing positive for Ebola, but his days as a patient are coming to a close as it has been announced that he is scheduled to be released on Tuesday morning.  Spencer was working with Doctors Without Borders in Guinea, and upon returning shortly saw symptoms of Ebola emerge. The diagnosis was quickly confirmed and he became the first person in New York City to contract the disease. He has been in isolation since October 23, but according to what sources familiar with his treatment told the New York Times, he will be departing the hospital Tuesday. It is not yet known if he will be returning directly home to his apartment, as his fiance is currently there in a quarantine of her own. Spencer was in contact with two other friends prior to his diagnosis who also were briefly in quarantine, but both were released shortly after beginning the process.

By Jim Malone

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