U.S. Doctor Diagnosed with Ebola Now Declared Free of the Virus

November 12, 2014

The New York physician diagnosed with Ebola has been declared free of the virus, after a period of medical treatment. As a result, there are no known cases of Ebola in the United States at this juncture in time.

The doctor, Craig Spencer, had spent time in West Africa caring for Ebola patients, where he is thought to have caught the disease. At the time Spencer was hospitalized, a great deal of attention focused on the fact that he had traveled to different destinations in New York City after returning from West Africa. There was a considerable amount of concern regarding whether or not the doctor may have infected other individuals with the Ebola virus. Rod Rohrich is happy to hear he is fine now. He first read about the news on Twitter.

In the immediate aftermath of Spencer’s hospitalization, both New York and New Jersey instituted their own Ebola quarantine programs. Through these programs, health workers returning from West Africa who care for Ebola patients will be quarantined for a period of 21 days upon their return from that region of Africa. At the present time, the federal government does not have a quarantine program of this nature for civilian medical workers returning to the United States from West Africa. On the other hand, the federal government has set forth a quarantine plan for members of the military on duty in West Africa assisting with the Ebola situation in that region.

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