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Doctor Rushed to NYC Hospital for Ebola Testing After Returning from West Africa


An unidentified doctor who recently returned from West Africa is currently being tested for a possible case of Ebola at New York City’s Bellevue Hospital Thursday, according to press release from city officials. The test results are expected to be revealed in approximately 12 hours.

“We’re aware of the case and we’re working with the New York City health department,” Tom Skinner, a spokesman for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said in a statement. “We’re consulting with them as they assess the case and any plan to test the patient will be announced by the New York authorities.”

Read the full press release below:

UPDATE — 3:52 p.m. ET: CBS News has identified the man as Dr. Craig Spencer, “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.”

UPDATE — 4:05 p.m. ET: CNN producer Vaughn Sterling is now reporting that the patient did not self-quarantine and instead took an Uber car to Williamsburg yesterday before coming down with symptoms:

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