MOSCOW, October 24 (RIA Novosti) - An American doctor, who returned from the Ebola-stricken Guinea 10 days ago, has been hospitalized after he showed Ebola-type symptoms, New York Post reported.
"EMS HAZ TAC Units transferred to Bellevue Hospital a patient who presented a fever and gastrointestinal symptoms," New York Post quoted the US Health Department as saying Thursday.
Craig Spencer, 33, is a physician with Doctors Without Borders and was taking care of Ebola patients in Guinea, according to the newspaper.
Spencer was taken to New York City's Bellevue Hospital where tests are currently being conducted to see whether or not the patient tests positive for the virus.
The current Ebola epidemic, one of the current global security issues, started in southern Guinea at the end of 2013 and later spread to Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, and Senegal, with several Ebola cases also having been reported in the United States and Europe.
According to the most recent estimates by the World Health Organization (WHO), 4,555 people have died from the disease, with 9,216 confirmed, probable and suspected Ebola cases.