Oh no. A little boy who recently returned from a trip to West Africa is now being treated for Ebola-like symptoms in New York City. It has not yet been confirmed whether or not the boy does have the deadly virus.
A 5-year-old boy was admitted to Bellevue Hospital in New York City on Sunday night, Oct. 26, because he has been suffering from Ebola-like symptoms. The boy and his family recently traveled to West Africa, but thankfully no one else in the family appears to be ill.
Boy, 5, Could Have Ebola: Being Tested For Deadly Virus Due To Symptoms
A child with bloodshot eyes and a 103F fever was reportedly admitted to Bellevue Hospital on Oct. 26 for exhibiting more than one symptom of Ebola.
The boy’s mother is by his side inside the hospital, and this has allowed doctors to monitor her as she is quarantined until cleared of the deadly virus.
Even though tests have been conducted to confirm whether or not the little boy is suffering from Ebola, the results have not yet been released or confirmed by the hospital or CDC.
According to the Daily Mail, the boy and his family returned from a trip to Guinea just one day prior to him being admitted to the hospital.
One eyewitness told the New York Post that the little boy looked “weak” and “out of it” when they saw him. There is no word on whether or not this boy was exhibiting symptoms during his flight home.
Sadly, five other members of the boy’s family have been quarantined to stay inside their apartment in the Bronx.
Boy Will Be Second Person In NY To Have Confirmed Ebola
If this unidentified young boy is diagnosed with Ebola after his test results return, he will be the second case of the disease in the New York City area.
The first case is that of Dr. Craig Spencer who is believed to have contracted the virus while he was in Guinea.
Dr. Spencer is also being treated at Bellevue where he recently received a blood transfusion and has been “awake” and in “good spirits” since being admitted into the hospital on Thursday, Oct. 23.
Our thoughts go out to the friends and family of the little boy, as well as Dr. Spencer. Get well soon!
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— Lauren Cox