NEW YORK (NBC NEWS) - , a doctor just back from West Africa has tested positive for the Ebola virus at New York's Bellevue Hospital, city officials said Thursday.
The patient, identified as Dr. Craig Spencer, was working with Doctors Without Borders in one of the countries affected by Ebola. The city Health Department confirmed that he had a 103-degree fever. In a statement, New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center said that Spencer was part of its staff and that he had not been to work at the hospital since returning to the U.S. The Health Department said his girlfriend was in quarantine but was healthy.
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo were scheduled to hold a joint news conference at the hospital Thursday evening.