A NY doctor, Craig Spencer, recently returned from Guinea from volunteering to help eradicate Ebola has returned infected with the virus. He makes the fourth person in the United States infected with the Virus.
Spencer returns to New York after Africa.
Spencer returned to New York on October 17th and began to start feeling symptoms of exhaustion and developed a fever this Thursday.
The first ebola-related death in the U.S. has brought with it a major sense of anxiety for Americans. Its also led to the first two cases of ebola contracted within U.S. borders. Despite donning full personal protective equipment, a pair of nurses caring for Liberian patient Thomas Eric Duncan have already tested positive for ebola and are currently in treatment.
While we have every hope that these new cases will not lead to an outbreak on U.S. soil, the concern remains that ebola could spread quickly if not contained. Just how quickly could it spread? Check out some of the stats below to see why you should start taking preventive measures of your own now.
The first official case of ebola in the U.S. has now been recorded after a Liberian man who was infected with the deadly pathogen