QUICK LINKS:

Man in NYC Ebola scare: Experience was 'surreal'

Created: 08/10/2014 7:21 PM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press

A 27-year-old man who tested negative for the deadly Ebola virus says the experience of being quarantined at a New York City hospital until he was medically cleared was "surreal."
 
Eric Silverman tells the Daily News that even his friends thought he was joking when he told them he was the patient at the center of the virus scare.
 
Silverman says he had been working in Sierra Leone for a few months and had returned home in mid-July. He came down with a high fever and gastrointestinal issues and was placed in isolation at Mount Sinai Health System last week. Doctors didn't think it was likely he had Ebola, but tested him and kept him quarantined as a precaution.
 
The Brooklyn resident starts graduate school next month.





News10NBC/WHEC-TV welcomes your opinion and interaction on our website, but please remember to keep it clean. If you're advertising for another business, being profane, vulgar or slanderous your post will be deleted. By commenting on this website, you agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Use. Comments are not pre-screened before they posted.

Winter Storm Watch

NY AREAS AFFECTED: Allegany; Cattaraugus; Chautauqua; Southern Erie; Wyoming
Expires: 3/2/2015 7:00 AM

Rochester

Clear
1°
22° | -4°
  • Feels like: -14° F
  • Wind: SW 9mph
  • Humidity: 72%
  • Sun Light snow developing in the afternoon
    29° | 22°
  • Mon Snow showers early
    29° | 22°
  • Tue Afternoon snow showers
    27° | 8°
  • Wed Windy with a mix of rain and snow
    40° | 23°