(NEW YORK) — City officials are expected to release the fiancée of Dr. Craig Spencer, who is quarantined in New York with the Ebola virus, from Bellevue hospital Saturday.
Morgan Dixon is expected to be quarantined at the Manhattan apartment she shared with Spencer, until the end of the 21-day incubation period for Ebola. Two friends of Spencer who spent time with him after his return from West Africa are also quarantined at their homes.
Spencer 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.
“We have confidence in the medical care Craig is receiving and we are hoping for a complete recovery,” the Dixon family said in a statement Saturday.
Health officials said he felt tired on Tuesday and then spent a day out in the city on Wednesday. Spencer returned to the U.S. on October 17 after treating Ebola patients for Doctors Without Borders.
“We are very proud of and support the work Craig has been involved with throughout this career,” the Dixon family said.
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