A doctor working with Doctors Without Borders who returned to New York City from West Africa has tested positive for Ebola, the New York Times said on Thursday.
According to a Reuters report on MSN.com, Dr. Craig Spencer was working for the humanitarian organisation in Guinea, one of three West African nations hardest hit by Ebola.
Spencer, 33, developed a fever and gastrointestinal symptoms and notified Doctors Without Borders on Thursday morning, the organisation said in a statement.
Spencer was transported to Bellevue Hospital from his Manhattan apartment by a specially trained team wearing protective gear, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said in a statement.
He tested positive for Ebola, the Times said, making him the city’s first diagnosed case.
The Times said a further test will be conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to confirm the initial test.
Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo planned a news conference at the hospital for 9 p.m. ET (0100 GMT).
A spokeswoman for the mayor said she could not confirm or deny the report and declined to comment ahead of the news conference.