NEW YORK (PIX11) — A 33-year-old doctor was diagnosed with Ebola after returning to New York City from West Africa, where he treated patients with the often-deadly virus.
While Dr. Craig Spencer is treated at Bellevue Hospital, one of eight facilities in the state designated to handle cases of Ebola, so-called “disease detectives” are piecing together a timeline of his movement through the city before he became ill.
The virus is transmitted through direct contact with the bodily fluids of someone who is showing symptoms of the disease. It is not airborne or transmitted through casual contact, like sharing a subway.
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