Podcast: Doctor In NYC Tests Positive For Ebola


A doctor who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the virus. It’s the first confirmed case in the city. The doctor had been working in Guinea with the medical relief charity Doctors Without Borders.

He returned more than a week ago and reported Thursday coming down with a 103-degree fever and diarrhea. He was being treated in an isolation ward at Manhattan’s Bellevue Hospital, a designated Ebola center.

The doctor’s Harlem apartment has been cordoned off. The city’s disease detectives have been tracing his contacts to identify anyone who may be at risk.

ABC’s Scott Goldberg shares the details.

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