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Ebola Doc Craig Spencer Is Playing Banjo and Riding a Bike

Fri, Nov 7, 2014 at 3:06:05 pm

Dr. Craig Spencer in Guinea

More good news from the Ebola front tonight as New York's Dr. Craig Spencer continues to improve, is playing a banjo and riding an exercise bike, and is expected to be released from isolation soon; another success story for US medicine against this potentially lethal virus.

A spokeswoman for the city Health and Hospitals Corporation says Dr. Craig Spencer requested the banjo and an exercise bike and has been using both.

Spencer tested positive for Ebola after treating patients in the West African nation of Guinea with the group Doctors Without Borders. He has been in an isolation room at Bellevue Hospital since Oct. 23.

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.