NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is assuring customers that the subway system is safe to ride after some straphangers became concerned after hearing that New York City’s first Ebola patient rode the subway several times before testing positive for the disease.
Dr. Craig Spencer returned from Guinea last Friday after a tour with Doctors Without Borders. He reported Thursday morning coming down with a 100.3-degree fever and diarrhea. He is now being treated in an isolation ward at Bellevue Hospital, a designated Ebola center.
In the days before Spencer fell ill, he went on a 3-mile jog, went to the High Line where he stopped at a coffee shop, ate at The Meatball shop on Greenwich Avenue, rode the A, 1 and L trains and, on Wednesday night, took an Uber car to and from a bowling alley in Williamsburg, according to a rough timeline provided by city officials.