Doctor in NYC tests positive for Ebola
NEW YORK – A doctor who recently returned to New York City from West Africa has tested positive for the Ebola virus.
The doctor had a fever and gastrointestinal symptoms when he was taken to Manhattan’s Bellevue Hospital Thursday.
Ebola is spread by touching an infected person’s bodily fluids. Someone can’t be infected just by being near someone who’s sick with Ebola. People with Ebola aren’t contagious unless they’re sick.
Ebola has killed thousands of people in Africa. Only three people have been diagnosed in the U.S.