Craig Spencer, Last U.S. Ebola Patient, To Be Released
Dr. Craig Spencer, who contracted Ebola in New York after combatting the disease in West Africa, will be released from the hospital virus-free.By Matt Picht | November 10, 2014
Officials at New York City's Bellevue Hospital announced Monday that Dr. Craig Spencer, New York City's first and so far only Ebola case, is about to be discharged with a clean bill of health.
Spencer first contracted Ebola while battling the deadly disease in Guinea with the medical nonprofit Doctors Without Borders. He was rushed to Bellevue on Oct. 23 with a fever of 100.3, where he was diagnosed with Ebola and placed in isolation. (Video via New York Post)
As WPIX notes, Spencer's activities before the diagnosis, which included a 3-mile jog and a night of bowling, threw the city into a mini-panic as officials scrambled to try and track down everyone who might have come into contact with him.