NEW YORK, NY (CNN) — New York City’s health commissioner has confirmed that Dr. Craig Spencer has tested positive for Ebola.
Spencer recently spent time in West Africa, considered Ground Zero for the Ebola outbreak. The 33-year-old was recently treating patients in Guinea.
On Thursday, he began feeling fever, nausea, pain and fatigue — all Ebola symptoms.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio says the city’s health system is up to the task, and there’s no cause for alarm.
“We have the finest public health system, not only in this country, but anywhere in the world,” said de Blasio.
“It’s a public health system that’s been developed over decades. It is ready for extraordinary challenges. We are fully able to handle Ebola.”
Spencer is in stable condition at New York’s Bellevue Hospital Center. His fiancee and two friends who had contact with him are now under quarantine and being monitored.