New York doctor Craig Spencer rode the subway, went to a bowling alley, and took a taxi cab last night. Today he reportedly tested positive for the Ebola virus.
Via the New York Times:
A doctor in New York City who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea tested positive for the Ebola virus Thursday, becoming the city’s first diagnosed case.
The doctor, Craig Spencer, was rushed to Bellevue Hospital on Thursday and placed in isolation while health care workers spread out across the city to trace anyone he might have come into contact with in recent days. A further test will be conducted by the federal Centers for Disease Control to confirm the initial test.
Even as the authorities worked to confirm that Mr. Spencer was infected with Ebola, it emerged that he traveled from Manhattan to Brooklyn on the subway on Wednesday night, when he went to a bowling alley and then took a taxi home.
Editor’s note: Our headline has been altered to indicate that Dr. Spencer went to a bowling alley. Initially, we stated that he bowled, which may or may not be the case.
Update: Yes, he bowled.
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