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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 virusĀ 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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4 comments

  • Natalie

    If their is not big scare of worry about Ebola, why close down the bowling alley, why hold is close friends being held in quarantine ? So many things have been said that this virus is not airborne, but why take huge precautions with special gear when dealing with infected patients ? Especially when its only transmitted through bodily fluid (vomit, diarrhea, blood etc..)

  • jmlmoore

    If the ebola virus can’t be airboure why does the workers that was not in direct contact with nurse vinson, wearing special air tanks nd the guy with the clip board had to be tested?

  • Doris

    What steps do we need to take to keep ourselves and our families safe? How is Ebola spread? The government is telling us not to worry, at the same time all parties are being held in quarantine.

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