Ebola Today - 357 People Monitored in NYC; Obama Asks Congress for $6B to Stop Ebola
By Chelsea Rice
5:00 p.m. So how is NYC handling Ebola? Throughout New York City, health officials announced that 357 individuals are being actively monitored, representing travelers from Ebola afflicted countries as well as hospital staff who cared for the latest Ebola patient, Dr. Craig Spencer, at Bellevue Hospital.
Dr. Spencer is still undergoing treatment at Bellevue Hospital in New York City, and according to the NYC Department of Health, Spencer continues to show improvement and is in stable condition.
Someone he came into contact while he was contagious has also been upgraded from being quarantined to to direct active monitoring, which means a health official will visit the patient and check his or her symptoms once a day. His or her travel is no longer restricted, according to a statement from NYC health officials.
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