New York Ebola Patient Visited Bowling Alley Music Venue Before Being Hospitalized
A doctor in New York City who has tested positive for Ebola visited Brooklyn bowling alley The Gutter before he was hospitalized Wednesday night, the New York Daily News has reported.
Dr. Craig Spencer had recently returned to New York from West Africa, where he was treating Ebola patients in Guinea. He is the city's first diagnosed case of the deadly disease.
Ebola is only spread by direct contact with bodily fluids from an infected person who has begun to show symptoms.
The New York Daily News reported Spencer visited the bowling alley that was moonlighting as a concert venue during the CMJ Music Marathon, which draws thousands of people to hundreds of shows every fall and is currently in full swing throughout the city.
According to Dr. Mary Travis Bassett, commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, in a press release conference Thursday, Spencer did not have a fever until Thursday morning after he had visited The Gutter.
Some early press stated Spencer visited The Brooklyn Bowl as well, another bowling alley and venue just blocks away from The Gutter, however those reports appear to be false.
Brooklyn Bowl posted on its Twitter page earlier it is aware of the reports and has not been contacted by authorities and has no further information. Tonight's scheduled show there, a launch party for Flood Magazine will go on as scheduled with performances by Beach Fossils and Small Black and a DJ set by The Roots' Questlove.
We are aware of the reports that an individual who may possibly be infected with Ebola attended an event in Williamsburg last night.— brooklynbowl (@brooklynbowl) October 23, 2014
Brooklyn Bowl has not been contacted by authorities and has no further information.— brooklynbowl (@brooklynbowl) October 23, 2014