Dr. Craig Spencer, NYC Ebola Patient, Followed Health Monitoring Protocols

It’s not yet clear how Dr. Craig Spencer came into direct contact with the Ebola virus when he was working with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Guinea.

What is clear, however, is that Spencer followed health monitoring protocols exactly as they’re laid out by the organization, according to MSF.

“Extremely strict procedures are in place for staff dispatched to Ebola affected countries before, during, and after their assignments,” said Sophie Delaunay, executive director of MSF in a press release. “Despite the strict protocols, risk cannot be completely eliminated. However, close post-assignment monitoring allows for early detection of cases and for swift isolation and medical management.”

Per protocol, Spencer checked his temperature twice a day since returning to New York on Oct. 17, according to MSF. And when he detected a fever on the morning of Oct. 23 of 100.3 degrees Fahrenheit, he immediately contacted the organization, which then contacted The New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene with the news. The health department took over Spencer’s care from there by sending a special ambulance to transport him to Bellevue Hospital, one of eight hospitals in the state that Gov. Andrew Cuomo had pre-designated to receive potential —> Read More Here

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