New York Hospital Checks Suspected Ebola Patient

October 23, 2014 10:53 PM

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A doctor just back from West Africa is being isolated and checked for Ebola virus at New York’s Bellevue Hospital, city health officials said Thursday. It's a by-the-book operation demonstrating the nation's heightened new state of readiness for Ebola, and by far the most high profile yet.

An official from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told NBC News that a team was being assembled to go to New York.

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