Ebola Alert: NY City Dr. With Ebola Symptoms Hospitalized, Went Bowling Last Night (Video)
A medical doctor who returned to the US within the past 21 days from West Africa was hospitalized Thursday.
Dr. Craig Spencer was admitted to Bellevue Hospital after suffering fever and gastrointestinal symptoms.
Dr. Spencer went bowling and took an Uber car ride last night.
New York CBS Local reported
Officials on Thursday were looking into a possible Ebola case in New York City.
Sources tell CBS 2 EMS crews picked up Dr. Craig Spencer just after noon Thursday.
Sources told 1010 WINS he was rushed from a building on West 147th Street.
“Today, EMS HAZ TAC Units transferred to Bellevue Hospital a patient who presented a fever and gastrointestinal symptoms,” New York City officials said in a statement. “The patient is a health care worker who returned to the U.S. within the past 21 days from one of the three countries currently facing the outbreak of this virus.”
Spencer, who is a physician in his 30s and works with Doctors Without Borders, came back a week ago from Guinea, where he is believed to have been treating Ebola patients…
…Sources said Spencer went bowling last night in Williamsburg and took an Uber car to get there and back, 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria reported.
UPDATE: Dr. Spencer was on the subway last night, too.
UPDATE: City officials believe only four people were in contact with the doctor when he started showing symptoms of Ebola.