A 33-year-old doctor, identified as Dr. Craig Spencer, became the first person in the New York City to test positive for the Ebola virus Thursday, setting off a search for anyone who might have come into contact with him.
Hundreds, possibly thousands of people had contact with the doctor who despite having Ebola symptoms for days decided it was a good idea to take the Subway, go bowling at a trendy New York bar, use multiple forms of public transportation, and visit the High Line park in Manhattan.
Another Example of the CDC’s Negligence
The doctor, who was treating Ebola patients in Guinea, returned to the United States and was allowed to wander throughout New York without anyone in the government monitoring his condition. No Quarantine, nobody monitoring him, NOTHING!
Spencer, who returned from West Africa about 10 days ago, developed a fever, nausea, pain and fatigue late Wednesday night. The doctor began feeling sluggish a couple of prior to that, but it wasn’t until Thursday, when he developed 103-degree fever, that he contacted health officials.
In a statement Thursday, Doctors Without Borders confirmed that the physicians recently returned from West Africa and was “engaged in regular health monitoring.” The doctor contacted Doctors Without Borders Thursday to report having a fever, the statement said.
The CDC, playing catch up once again, has sent an Ebola response team to New York.