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NYC doctor with Ebola continues to improve, remains in isolation

Posted at 5:01 PM, Nov 05, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-05 17:00:37-05

MANHATTAN (PIX11) -- The New York City Department of Health announced several updates on the Ebola situation including the improving condition of Dr. Craig Spencer.

Officials say that Spencer continues to show improvement and is stable.

Spencer tested positive for Ebola on Oct. 23 and has been in isolation at Bellevue Hospital since then.A person who was under quarantine after coming in contact with Spencer is no longer restricted in their daily movements.

The Health Department will assess the person twice a day, but says the person is not a threat to the public and does not show symptoms.

As of Wednesday, the Health Department is actively monitoring 357 people.

The majority of those people are travelers who arrived in New York City within the past 21 days from the three Ebola-affected countries.

Also being monitored are FDNY EMS who transported Spencer, Bellevue Hospital staff and lab workers who conducted Spencer's blood test.

According to the Health Department, none of them are showing symptoms.

Health officials will be closely watching travelers who visit New York City from the three Ebola-affected countries.