The Doctors Without Borders medical practitioner who lately returned from Guinea has tested positive for the Ebola disease, a police force briefed on the situation informed CNN. A doctor, discovered as Craig Spencer, 33, returned from Liberia about 10 times before and produced a fever, vomiting, suffering and weakness Friday night.
A Doctors Without Borders physician who recently returned from liberia reaches a New York hospital for isolation and testing for the Ebola virus, authorities said.The 33-year-old physician, employed at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, developed a fever, nausea, pain and fatigue Wednesday night, a police force official briefed on the problem told CNN. On Thursday morning, he was taken fully to Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan for testing. The doctor, who returned from liberia about 10 days ago, has been identified as Craig Spencer, in accordance with police force officials.At a news conference Thursday, Mayor Bill de Blasio sought to allay public concerns concerning the spread of the deadly virus, saying that “careful protocols were followed every step of the way in which” in the city’s handling of the case. The physician has “worked closely” with health officials, the mayor said.
The physician exhibited apparent symptoms of the Ebola virus for “a really brief time frame” and had direct experience of “hardly any people” in New York, de Blasio told reporters.
“The main thing to consider here’s, until we’ve full information, we can’t draw conclusions,” de Blasio said. “So we desire to be careful not to produce assumptions until most of the testing is done.” On his Facebook page, Spencer posted an image of himself in protective gear. The page indicates he visited Guinea around September 18 and later to Brussels in mid October. “Off to Guinea with Doctors Without Borders (MSF)” he wrote.
“Please support organizations which can be sending support or personnel to Guinea, and help combat among the worst public health and humanitarian disasters in recent history.” In a record, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital said a doctor was “a separate humanitarian” who visited “a place of medical crisis to simply help a desperately underserved population.” A graphic of Craig Spencer extracted from his LinkedIn profile. \n A graphic of Craig Spencer extracted from his LinkedIn profile.
“He’s a committed and responsible physician who always puts his patients first,” a healthcare facility statement said. “He hasn’t gone to work on our hospital and hasn’t seen any patients at our hospital since his return from overseas.”