Self-quarantine doesn’t work; Ebola carriers break isolation again and again

Sunday, November 2, 2014
By Paul Martin

by: Ethan A. Huff
Sunday, November 02, 2014

Authorities are carefully retracing the steps of the fourth known case of Ebola in the U.S. after a man was found to have traveled in the New York City subway, gone on a three-mile run through the city, visited a local bowling alley and gotten a ride in an Uber cab, all while being infected with the deadly hemorrhagic virus.

Dr. Craig Spencer, the first known New Yorker to contract Ebola, had been helping treat infected Ebola patients with Doctors Without Borders in Guinea before returning home to Harlem. When he first landed at John F. Kennedy International Airport on October 17, Dr. Spencer was not exhibiting any suspicious symptoms. But less than one week later, he developed a fever of 103 degrees Fahrenheit.

During the time between when he landed and when developed a fever, Dr. Spencer had allegedly attempted to remain under self-quarantine as a precautionary measure. But he ended up doing all sorts of things in public despite his best intentions, coming into direct contact not only with his fiancee but with several friends and the Uber driver.

After developing the sudden fever, Dr. Spencer was rushed down to the Bellevue Hospital Center in lower Manhattan in a protective suit. His apartment on West 147th Street in Harlem’s Hamilton Heights neighborhood was subsequently sealed off, and blood test results were released publicly later that evening: Dr. Spencer was declared positive for Ebola.

“He didn’t come through the ER,” reassured a hospital worker to the New York Daily News (NYDN). “He went straight to a quarantine room via the elevator.”

Dr. Spencer visited at least six separate NYC locales while infected with Ebola

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