A mission took off from New York Saturday to bring direct relief to West Africa amid the Ebola virus outbreak.
CBS 2 was there when Eric Silverman found out what made him so sick upon returning from West Africa.
Doctors at Mount Sinai Medical Center are awaiting Ebola test results on a man who visited West Africa last month before falling sick and going into the hospital on Monday.
A patient being held in isolation at Mount Sinai Hospital in East Harlem reportedly has not shown any signs of the Ebola virus, but the possibility that the deadly virus may be in New York City at all has caused concern.
The man arrived at Mount Sinai’s emergency room early Monday morning with high fever and gastrointestinal symptoms. The man told doctors he had recently traveled to a West African country where Ebola is present, the hospital said.
Newark and John F. Kennedy airports are among 20 ports of entry in the U.S. with quarantine stations that have been staffed with health officials trained to look for symptoms of Ebola in passengers.
The travel advisory applies to non-essential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The outbreak in those West Africa countries has killed more than 700 people this year.
He’s accused of stealing the identities and account numbers of over twenty major companies and then using his contacts in Manhattan’s West African community to attract customers.