(NEW YORK) — The family of Morgan Dixon, the fiancée of the New York doctor who tested positive for Ebola, said in a statement Saturday that they are confident in the medical care he’s receiving.
Dr. Craig Spencer has been in an isolation unit at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan since Thursday. His fiancée, Morgan Dixon, is also quarantined there, although she hasn’t shown any symptoms of the virus.
“The Dixon family is asking for your thoughts and prayers for Craig Spencer and his fiancee, our daughter, Morgan Dixon,” read the statement.
The Dixon family said they have not had physical contact with their daughter or Spencer, 33, since his return to New York from Guinea.
Two friends of Spencer are also under quarantine at home. Neither has shown symptoms of the virus.
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.
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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