The New York City physician who contracted Ebola while treating patients in Guinea will be released from Bellevue Hospital on Tuesday morning, The New York Times reports.
Dr. Craig Spencer, who was working with Doctors Without Borders abroad, is doing well and will be released, free of the virus, according to two people familiar with his treatment.
Spencer created a stir when he was diagnosed with Ebola the morning after traveling around the city — bowling, eating out, taking the subway and riding in an Uber cab. (RELATED: It’s Official: Ebola’s In NYC)
After coming down with a 100.3 degree fever, Spencer was immediately admitted to isolation at Bellevue Hospital Center. He was given an experimental treatment as well as a blood plasma transfusion from a recovered Ebola patient, Nancy Writebol, a missionary who was one of the first Americans to contract the disease in West Africa.
Spencer was the last confirmed case of Ebola in the United States. All the other Americans who have contracted the disease and been treated in the U.S., including the two Dallas nurses who were infected in the country, have also recovered.
Spencer’s fiancee, Morgan Dixon, is still under a 21-day quarantine in New York City. (RELATED: Nobel Prize-Winning Physician Backs Ebola Quarantine For Health Workers)