Symptomatic 5-Year-Old Boy Tested For Ebola At Bellevue Hospital After Returning From West Africa

Following a weekend in which the condition of the Ebola-diagnosed doctor currently being treated at Bellevue hospital, Craig Spencer, reportedly deteriorated, the NY Post which first broke news of Spencer's condition last week reported several hours ago that NY may have its second Ebola case after a 5-year-old boy, who just returned from West Africa, was transported to Bellevue Hospital for testing with possible Ebola symptoms, according to law-enforcement sources.

According to the Post, the child was vomiting and had a 103-degree fever when he was carried from his Bronx home by EMS workers wearing hazmat suits, neighbors said. “He looked weak,” said a neighbor.

“He was really, really out of it.”

And while under ordinary circumstances this most likely would have been just extraordinary precautions due to a bad case of the flu, in this case the risk factor is that the boy returned with his family from Guinea Saturday night. As a result, five members of the family were being quarantined inside their apartment, sources said.

And while we await to learn if NYC has its second confirmed Ebola patient, the algos' attention next turn to Japan, where moments ago NHK reported that a man who visited Liberia for 2 months and traveled to Japan via Belgium and U.K., and exhibiting a low-grade fever was undergoing tests for Ebola after entering Japan via Haneda airport.

NHK added that the man appears not to have had any contact with Ebola patients, according to Japan’s health ministry, but then again this is Japan: the country that lied about everything related to the Fukushima disaster, so one is best advised to ignore, and in fact assume the opposite of whatever government officials state.