New York Ebola case: Mayor says 'no reason for alarm'
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has said "there is no reason for alarm", following news that a New York doctor who recently returned from Ebola-hit Guinea in West Africa had tested positive for the disease.
Dr Craig Spencer, who worked for the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), came down with a fever on Thursday.
He is the first Ebola case diagnosed in New York, the largest city in the US.
During a news conference, the mayor emphasised that "Ebola is very hard to catch".
24 Oct 2014
- From the section US & Canada