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After Ebola recovery, doctor set to leave hospital

4 years 2 months 1 week ago Tuesday, November 11 2014 Nov 11, 2014 November 11, 2014 4:10 AM November 11, 2014 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Colleen Long

NEW YORK - An emergency room doctor who was the first Ebola patient in the nation's biggest city is scheduled to be released from a hospital after beating the virus.

Dr. Craig Spencer is expected to speak, but not take questions, as he leaves Bellevue Hospital on Tuesday. The city Department of Health says he has been declared free of Ebola.

With Spencer's recovery, there are no Ebola patients currently under treatment in the U.S. But officials continue to monitor hundreds of people.

The 33-year-old physician was diagnosed Oct. 23, days after returning from treating patients in Guinea with Doctors Without Borders. He was treated in an isolation unit.

His condition was upgraded from serious to stable last week, and he felt well enough to request an exercise bike and a banjo.

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