So what’s the point? Dr. Craig Spencer returned from Guinea on October 17, but the CDC’s ‘enhanced screening’ protocols didn’t flag him as a disease carrier because he had no Ebola symptoms. ‘He went through multiple layers of screening and did not have a fever or other symptoms of illness,’ according to the CDC. Spencer spiked a 100.3F fever six days later and landed in New York City’s Bellevue Hospital.
We might add that once again we had to rely on the British press to report on this first…
Craig Spencer, the doctor whose confirmed Ebola diagnosis sent New York City into a tailspin on Thursday, successfully cleared the U.S. government’s newest ‘enhanced’ screening protocols when he returned from Africa.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Dr Spencer, who was in Guinea treating Ebola patients as part of a Doctors Without Borders team, passed inspection six days before showing symptoms and being rushed to Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan.
‘The healthcare worker had returned through JFK Airport on October 17 and participated in the enhanced screening for all returning travelers from these countries’ affected by the virus, the CDC said in a statement.
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