New York Doctor with Ebola from Michigan
Ebola has hit New York.
Dr. Craig Spencer, 33 tested positive Thursday after a recent trip to West Africa. He left to assist in the fight against Ebola in mid-September returning to Brussels on October 16.
A graduate of Grosse Pointe High School, Spencer attended Wayne State University from 2003 to 2008, graduating with a medical degree. He is currently a Fellow of International Emergency Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center-New York Presbyterian Hospital.
This is the fourth official case of Ebola confirmed in the United States.
Spencer was acting as a Doctors Without Borders physician, returning home to New York a week ago. He came down with a fever of 103-degrees and diarrhea on Thursday.
He is currently isolated at Manhattan's Bellevue Hospital, which is an official Ebola center.
The doctor's fiance and two friends have been quarantined and his Harlem apartment has been cordoned off.
Spencer told officials he had ridden the subway, took a cab, and went bowling in Brooklyn during the week after he returned home. Officials are going over his credit card statements and metro card to figure out where he traveled in New York.
There have been no official cases confirmed in Michigan. There is a Community Health Emergency Coordination Center to assist in the increasing concern. There are over 1,000 isolation beds in the state that can be used if the virus hits the Great Lake State.