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    Doctor being tested for Ebola in NYC [W:110]

    From many other local News bulletins..
    He has 103° Fever, Gastro symptoms, and was in Guinea treating Ebola patients for Doctors without Borders.
    Was self-monitoring at home after Flying into JFK Airport via Brussels Airlines on Oct 17.
    He's in Bellevue Hospital which is ostensibly equipped for the situation. (originally a TB hospital)

    These high-riskers should NOT be flying commercial flights, nor should ANYONE from those nations without at least 3 week quarantines.

    Lets hope it's a False alarm and alternative like Malaria/Flu/etc.
    Test results late tonight.

    Doctor being tested for Ebola in NYC - CBS News
    CBS NEWS - October 23, 2014, 3:23 PM

    NEW YORK - A health care worker who recently had been to West Africa was being tested for Ebola in New York City Thursday, officials at Bellevue Hospital said.

    The man, further identified by CBS station WCBS as Dr. Craig Spencer, 31, who worked with the aid group Doctors Without Borders, had quarantined himself after coming down with a fever and abdominal pains and was later transported to Bellevue, one of eight hospitals in New York State with specialized Ebola units.
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    He is believed to have treated Ebola patients in Guinea, the station reports.

    Initially, Spencer contacted officials at Doctors Without Borders Thursday morning to report a fever, complying with the organization's protocols.
    "As per the specific guidelines that Doctors Without Borders provides its staff on their return from Ebola assignments, the individual engaged in regular health monitoring and reported this development immediately," said Doctors Without Borders spokesman Tim Shenk in a statement.

    Spencer called 911 after quarantining himself and was taken from his apartment in Upper Manhattan, WCBS reported. An EMS crew, wearing specialized suits, picked him up at around noon.

    New York health officials will also be tracing the patients contacts to determine if there is any additional risk, the hospital said. There is currently no confirmation that Spencer has contracted the virus.
    Preliminary test results are expected in the next 12 hours, according to a statement from Bellevue.
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    Re: Doctor being tested for Ebola in NYC

    The official line is that he wasn't dangerous to anyone unless he had a fever, which was being monitored.

    But now that he's come down with it they will trace all of his contacts and monitor them for 21 days. So they are speaking out of both sides of their mouths.

    If they are doing this out of "an abundance of caution" then I'd say that the "abundance of caution" should have been preemptive -- he should not have been out and about while there was any doubt.

    Hopefully he just has malaria or something.

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    Re: Doctor being tested for Ebola in NYC

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    From many other local News bulletins..
    He has 103° Fever, Gastro symptoms, and was in Guinea treating Ebola patients for Doctors without Borders.
    Was self-monitoring at home after Flying into JFK Airport via Brussels Airlines on Oct 17.
    He's in Bellevue Hospital which is ostensibly equipped for the situation. (originally a TB hospital)

    These high-riskers should NOT be flying commercial flights, nor should ANYONE from those nations without at least 3 week quarantines.

    Lets hope it's a False alarm and alternative like Malaria/Flu/etc.
    Test results late tonight.

    Doctor being tested for Ebola in NYC - CBS News
    CBS NEWS - October 23, 2014, 3:23 PM
    I'll be surprised if it's a false alarm. A 103 deg temp is very unusual for any adult. With flu, I usually see in the 100-102 deg range as a rule, but 103 is not common at all.
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    Re: Doctor being tested for Ebola in NYC

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I'll be surprised if it's a false alarm. A 103 deg temp is very unusual for any adult. With flu, I usually see in the 100-102 deg range as a rule, but 103 is not common at all.
    Apparently he was out Bowling last night and took an Uber taxi home. (CNN)
    A very quick high fever, and since WAS working with Ebola patients, it looks like Ebola to me too.
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    Re: Doctor being tested for Ebola in NYC

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    Apparently he was out Bowling last night and took an Uber taxi home.
    Jeez- this kind of stuff just makes me shake my head. He's a doctor, for Christ's sake. He knows what he's dealing with. I am a registered nurse. If I even suspected that I had been exposed to ebola, I'd isolate myself until it was certain that I didn't have it.
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    Re: Doctor being tested for Ebola in NYC

    These people need to be arrested charged and convicted of knowingly putting peoples lives in jeopardy. If people die as a result of there reckless behavior they should be charged with murder or at least negligent homicide. Irresponsible behavior that endangers the general public cannot and should not be tolerated.

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    Re: Doctor being tested for Ebola in NYC

    According to this article -- NYC hospital tests doctor who had been to West Africa for Ebola -- he had quarantined himself since returning to New York on 10/17/14.

    I was therefore about to praise him for at least not wandering around the population.

    But the previous link in this thread said he was "out bowling"!

    So what media choice do I believe?!

    Regardless, the man still flew here on a commercial flight with other passengers.

    Even if it turns out the chances of him contaminating anyone when he's yet symptomatic are very rare, shouldn't those people whom he might contaminate on "very rare" occasion have a right to know such a risk was aboard the plane?

    Maybe not.

    But .. maybe.

    Regardless, it does look like Ebola.

    We can hope it isn't, though.

    But if it is Ebola, at least it's not a "walk-in" case at the hospital. He was taken there in quarantine and protection, thus the chances of healthcare workers contracting it from him here in the U.S., under non-walk-in conditions, is historically zero.
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    Re: Doctor being tested for Ebola in NYC

    His apartment is sealed of course, and his girl friend in Isolation.
    He had been feeling "sluggish" for days.
    Lots of irresponsible behavior by this 33 yr old Doctor.

    The Equation:
    They have a hard enough time getting recruits/workers without imposing 21 day quarantine before they leave, so are reluctant to be fully Responsible lest no one come.
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    Doctor rushed to Bellevue Hospital with Ebola symptoms went bowling a day earlier

    This is shocking and very distressing information:

    http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/...icle-1.1984941


    Doctor rushed to Bellevue Hospital with Ebola symptoms went bowling a day earlier: sources
    Dr. Craig Spencer, who recently returned from disease-wracked West African country Guinea after working with Doctors Without Borders, hit the lanes in Williamsburg and used Uber taxis to get around, sources said. The shocking revelation that Spencer was roaming around town — after first telling authorities he self-quarantined himself — emerged after the 33-year-old was hauled off to Bellevue Hospital in a protective suit with symptoms of the deadly disease.
    BY Rocco Parascandola , Tina Moore , Corky Siemaszko
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    ...
    A Harlem doctor went bowling in Brooklyn before he was hospitalized for possible Ebola.

    The shocking revelation that Dr. Craig Spencer was roaming around town — after sources said he first told authorities he self-quarantined himself — emerged after the medic was hauled off Thursday to Bellevue Hospital in a protective suit with symptoms of the deadly disease.

    Spencer, 33, who recently returned from the disease-wracked West African county of Guinea, was suffering from nausea and had a 103-degree fever, sources said.

    Preliminary results of tests that would determine whether Spencer has the city’s first confirmed case of Ebola were expected overnight
    ...
    We will know in a few days.

    Set aside for a moment, the issue of whether this man, after testing proves to have EBOLA or not.



    If you are a highly trained medical doctor, and just witnessed first hand the deaths of Ebola in Guinea, and you return to the U.S.

    Whether you feel well, or not, any responsible person, regardless of whether the government insists upon isolation, would place themselves voluntarily in a mode of low public contact and make of diary of all contact they do have, just in case.

    If this person went to a public gathering, such as a bowling alley, given his level of training, exposure, and change of location from Africa to the relatively Ebola free area of the United States, we have to assume that for Political or Personal motivations, he is TRYING to deliberately spread the disease!

    This man is, in my estimation, A TERRORIST!

    This is a clear and present danger to the lives of hundreds of millions of Americans, and represents a valid case of deliberate Terrorism!

    This should be immediately addressed by the White House, and the President of the United States!

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    Re: Doctor rushed to Bellevue Hospital with Ebola symptoms went bowling a day earlier

    Holy Hyperbole Batman!
    Yes, he has Ebola.
    No, he's not a terrorist.
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