Ebola Patient Updates

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Top:  Dr. Craig Spencer, Ashoka Mukpo,  Bottom: Amber Vinson, Nina Pham

Photos:  Google Images, NY Daily News, NBC News

Updated Nov. 11, 2014, 5:40 p.m. ET – Carol Lim

Dr. Craig Spencer, New York City’s first Ebola patient is out of the hospital today after he was diagnosed with the Ebola virus, WTSP-TV reports. Dallas nurse Amber Vinson was released from Emory  University Hospital in Atlanta, two weeks after she was diagnosed with Ebola. Dallas nurse Nina Pham was released from the National Institutes of Health hospital in Maryland on Friday, Oct. 21st and was reunited a few days later with her dog, Bentley,  also isolated for signs of Ebola while Pham was hospitalized.

Updated Oct. 28, 2014

A doctor has tested positive for Ebola in New York City.  Dr. Craig Spencer, 33, worked for Doctors Without Borders and treated Ebola patients in Guinea. Spencer had flown from Beligum before his arrival at JFK airport in New York on Oct. 17th., CNN reports.  Dr. Spencer is being treated at Bellevue Hospital and in isolation, New York Public Health officials said Thursday night. Spencer went jogging, bowling and traveled by subway before he showed symptoms of Ebola — fever, fatigue, nausea and pain on Thursday. Spencer is a physician at a New York City hospital and did not see any patients after he arrived in New York.

Texas nurses Nina Pham and Amber Vinson are improving after both were diagnosed with Ebola after treating Thomas Eric Duncan, who died of Ebola at the hospital they worked at in Dallas, Texas. Pham was upgraded from fair to good condition at the NIH hospital in Maryland.  Bentley, her dog, also is doing well. Bentley continues to test negative for Ebola during his 21-day quarantine.

Vinson is “regaining her strength and her spirits high,” and will be transferred from isolation, her family told CNN. Vinson is undergoing treatment at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.

NBC freelance cameraman Ashoka Mukpo also was cleared of Ebola and returned to normal life this week after treatment at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Mukpo contracted Ebola while covering the Ebola outbreak in Liberia. Mukpo told NBC News Kate Snow that his plans for now, are to recover and become fully healthy.

 

 

 

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