Dr. Craig Spencer is the only confirmed case of Ebola in the U.S. The New York City doctor is continuing to improve and has been playing the banjo in his hospital room, hospital officials said Thursday.
A spokeswoman for the city Health and Hospitals Corporation says Dr. Spencer requested the banjo and an exercise bike and has been using both.
He has been in an isolation room at Bellevue Hospital since Oct. 23.
The agency’s president, Dr. Ram Raju, said Spencer “continues to be stable and making good progress.”
Spencer tested positive for Ebola after treating patients in the West African nation of Guinea with Doctors Without Borders.
Spencer’s condition was upgraded from serious to stable over the weekend, and Raju said Thursday that officials hope Spencer’s isolation can be lifted soon.
His fiancée, Morgan Dixon, is in quarantine at the couple’s Manhattan apartment. Quarantine has been lifted for friends who had socialized with the couple.
Other people in the U.S. are being monitored for possible Ebola.
Most of those are travelers who arrived within the past 21 days from Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone, the three Ebola-affected countries.
So, after media outcry, hysteria, and blame, will people now give President Obama credit that no more Ebola cases have spread?