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New York City's first Ebola patient, Dr. Craig Spencer was released today and declared free of the disease after spending almost three weeks in treatment at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan. At a press conference with the mayor and public health officials this morning, Spencer proceeded to hug nearly everyone in the room, including Bill de Blasio and the nurses who treated the doctor. The mayor declared Dr. Spencer "a hero" for his efforts treating Ebola...
The first case of Ebola in New York City has been confirmed this evening, as Dr. Craig Spencer tested positive for the disease that is currently ravaging several countries in West Africa. The New York Times reports  that Spencer, who had been working with Doctors Without Borders in Guinea, began feeling ill Wednesday night and was checked into Bellevue Hospital Thursday morning with a fever of 100.3* and nausea. Spencer lives in Harlem, but is...
The New York Post is reporting that a Manhattan doctor who'd been working with ebola patients in West Africa has been rushed to Bellevue after showing signs of the virus, and so, "the Big Apple may have its first case of ebola." Of course, this isn't the first time the Post has reported that New York might have its first case of ebola, but no matter—this time they want you to know that it might be for real. The...
In the interest of addressing community concerns and fostering a well-informed public, this evening at 6 p.m. health experts will present information and field questions about Ebola and Enterovirus D68, a respiratory illness that primarily affects children. Panelists from the Centers for Disease Control and the Brooklyn Hospital Center will offer information on the spread of these diseases, the Daily News reports. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams will host the event, and Mordechai Goldfelder, the...

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