NEW YORK (NBC News) – The Ebola outbreak has hit New York. On Thursday, 33-year-old doctor Craig Spencer was rushed from his Harlem home to Bellevue Hospital after coming down with Ebola-like symptoms.
Dr. Spencer returned to New York last Friday from Guinea, where he was treating ebola victims for the international aid group Doctors Without Borders.
His fiancee is now in quarantine, while two other friends are being monitored for Ebola-like symptoms.
Despite the scare, health experts and city leaders insist no one outside of that group is in danger of contracting the disease.
“Ebola is very difficult to contract. Being on the same subway car or living near a person with Ebola does not in itself put someone at risk,” Mayor Bill De Blasio said, urging residents not to panic.
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