NYC Ebola Patient Dr. Craig Spencer Had 100.3 Fever, Not 103

Image: Dr. Craig Spencer, a health care worker just back from West Africa is being isolated and checked for Ebola virus at New York’s Bellevue Hospital, city health officials said Thursday
Dr. Craig Spencer, a health care worker just back from West Africa is being isolated and checked for Ebola virus at New York’s Bellevue Hospital, city health officials said Thursday.via LinkedIn

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The New York City doctor who tested positive for Ebola had a fever of 100.3 degrees, not 103 degrees, as was first reported, health officials said Friday.

Dr. Mary Travis Bassett, the city health commissioner, gave the new figure on “Morning Joe” on MSNBC. Dr. Craig Spencer, who had treated Ebola patients in the West African country of Guinea, was rushed to a New York hospital and isolated after he reported the fever. He later tested positive for the virus.

The health department had reported the 103 figure on Thursday afternoon.

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