New York doctor has Ebola virus

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Published: Friday 24th October 2014 by The News Editor

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A doctor who returned to New York after treating Ebola patients in west Africa has tested positive for the virus – t he first confirmed case in the city.

The medic had been working in Guinea with the charity Doctors Without Borders. He returned more than a week ago and yesterday reported coming down with a 103-degree fever and diarrhoea.

He is being treated in an isolation ward at Manhattan’s Bellevue Hospital, a designated Ebola centre.

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

Published: Friday 24th October 2014 by The News Editor

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