5-Year-Old Isolated At NYC Hospital Over Ebola Concerns

October 27, 2014 8:47 am

Updated below.

A 5-year-old boy was being observed in isolation at New York City’s Bellevue Hospital after he returned Saturday to the United States from Guinea and experienced a 103-degree fever, ABC News reported.

The New York City Health Department said the child has not been tested for Ebola and is not under quarantine, according to the report.

Bellevue, which is a designated Ebola center, also houses Dr. Craig Spencer, the city’s first patient to test positive for the virus.

Update 9:04 a.m.: NYC Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett says the boy is being tested for Ebola and the results are expected to be in by Monday afternoon.

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