Update, Wednesday morning: he tested negative for Ebola.
A doctor who had recently traveled to West Africa was transported to Bellevue from West 70th street on Tuesday. The 58-year-old was feeling ill, raising concerns about possible Ebola exposure, according to ABC News. He’s been put in isolation.
Health officials say the individual did not have contact with Ebola patients while in West Africa, and was asymptomatic upon return.
He was said to have been feeling sick with gastrointestinal issues and feeling a little incoherent, and contacted the hospital.
Due to his travel history and current symptoms, the patient has been isolated, according to the health department.
It’s not yet clear whether he’ll be tested for Ebola (doctors sometimes can rule it out using other factors). We’ll update when we hear more.