Monday, October 27, 2014

[NEWS]: POSSIBLE 2nd CASE OF EBOLA IN NYC - THIS TIME, A 5YR OLD COMING FROM FAMILY VACATION IN W. AFRICA


Just a few days ago, news broke that New York City housed their first patient with Ebola. Dr. Craig Spencer phoned 9-1-1, and mentioned that he was not feeling well. He also stated that he’d recently came back home from South Africa, where he treated patients with the virus.

Spencer is currently being treated with antiviral therapy in Bellevue Hospital, and officials have stated that he’s, “awake, communicating, and in good spirits.”

Today, another possible case comes in the form of a 5-year-old boy, whom after showing a fever of 103 F , among other symptoms was too rushed to Bellevue by EMSs from his Bronx home, Sunday evening around 8 p.m.

EMS workers were dressed in Hazmat suits as they went to the Bronx home of the 5-year-old. Reports say that the child was vomiting, had fever of 103 F and his eyes were blood red.

The child and his family had just returned from Guinea on Saturday, and while the boy is being treated in Bellevue, the other five members of his family remain quarantined in their home.

Guinea is one of the three countries, along with Liberia and Sierra Leone, at the center of the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

It has since grown into the largest ever outbreak of the disease killing some 5,000 people in the region.







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