5-Year-Old Boy Is Reportedly Being Observed for Ebola in New York City Hospital

An NYPD car on Oct. 25, 2014, is parked outside New York’s Bellevue Hospital, where Dr. Craig Spencer, who was diagnosed with Ebola, remains in quarantine. Now a 5-year-old boy is reportedly under observation at Bellevue for fear he may have the disease, too.  KENA BETANCUR/GETTY IMAGES
An NYPD car on Oct. 25, 2014, is parked outside New York’s Bellevue Hospital, where Dr. Craig Spencer, who was diagnosed with Ebola, remains in quarantine. Now a 5-year-old boy is reportedly under observation at Bellevue for fear he may have the disease, too.
KENA BETANCUR/GETTY IMAGES

The child, who recently returned home from Guinea, is in isolation at Bellevue Hospital after posting a 103-degree fever and vomiting, both symptoms associated with the often fatal disease.  A 5-year-old boy is in isolation at Bellevue Hospital in New York City and is being observed for Ebola, ABC News reports.

According to ABC News, the boy arrived in New York on Saturday from Guinea. It is unclear when the boy’s temperature spiked, but according to media reports he posted a fever of 103 degrees and had been vomiting when he was transported to the hospital from his home in the Bronx Sunday.

ABC notes that he is being tested for Ebola and he is not being held under quarantine.

The boy is being treated at the same hospital where New York doctor Craig Spencer is reportedly being kept in isolation after testing positive for Ebola. Spencer recently returned to the States after treating patients with the disease in Guinea. Media reports note that Spencer’s health is improving, but add that he remained in serious but stable condition on Sunday.

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