A 5-year-old boy is under observation at New York City’s Bellevue Hospital this morning after experiencing a 103-degree fever after returning home from Guinea Saturday, prompting Ebola concerns, officials told ABC News
The boy is in isolation, but has not been tested for Ebola and is not under quarantine, the city’s health department said.
Meanwhile, Dr. Craig Spencer, who tested positive for Ebola Thursday, is in an isolation unit at the Manhattan hospital. After Spencer's diagnosis, his fiancee remains under quarantine, along with two friends. None has shown symptoms of the virus.
Spencer has gastrointestinal symptoms, which health officials said were "anticipated." He was described as awake and communicating.
He became the fourth person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States after he was hospitalized Thursday. He developed a fever that morning and alerted authorities, who transported the doctor from his Harlem apartment in a specially designated ambulance.