- Associated Press - Saturday, October 25, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - Hospital officials say a New York doctor who became infected with Ebola while treating patients in Guinea is awake and communicating and is experiencing gastrointestinal symptoms.

The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation said Saturday that Dr. Craig Spencer “is entering the next phase of his illness.”

The agency runs Bellevue Hospital Center, where Spencer was takenThursday.

HHC said Spencer is receiving antiviral therapy as well as plasma therapy. The therapies have been used to treat Ebola patients at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta and at the Nebraska Medical Center.

Spencer’s is the only confirmed Ebola case in New York.

His case prompted the governors of New York and New Jersey to declare a mandatory quarantine for travelers who have been exposed to Ebola in West Africa.

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