The 33-year-old physician, employed at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, developed a fever, nausea, pain and fatigue Wednesday night, the official said. On Thursday morning he was taken to Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan for testing.
The unidentified doctor returned from West Africa about 10 days ago, the official said.
Investigators are taking the case seriously because it appears the doctor didn't quarantine himself following his return, the official said.
The official said the doctor was out in public. Authorities are possibly going to quarantine his girlfriend, with whom he was spending time since his return from Africa.
The case came to light after the New York Fire Department received a call shortly before noon Thursday about a sick person in Manhattan. The patient was taken to Bellevue.
A statement from the New York Health Department said preliminary test results are expected in the next 12 hours.
Первую Авеню перекрыли машины с биохазардом на бортах, Белвью переведён в состояние полной боевой готовности