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Timeline for New York doctor who has Ebola

October 24, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — A doctor who treated Ebola patients in West Africa and recently returned to New York City has become the first person in the city to test positive for the virus and the fourth in the United States. A look at his recent timeline:

Oct. 14: Dr. Craig Spencer leaves Guinea, where he had been working with Ebola patients as part of Doctors Without Borders.

Oct. 17: Spencer arrives in New York via Europe and, adhering to guidelines, starts a routine of twice-daily temperature checks.

Tuesday: He feels tired, officials say.

Wednesday: He goes bowling with friends in Brooklyn at The Gutter bowling alley. He feels fatigued.

Thursday: The onset of symptoms includes fever and diarrhea. He begins to experience fever after 10 a.m. and notifies authorities. He’s taken to Bellevue Hospital, a designated Ebola treatment center.

Spencer’s time in New York since his return also includes subway rides on the A, 1 and L trains, a taxi ride, a 3-mile jog and a visit to the High Line elevated park in Manhattan.

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