We just got word that a patient at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York is being tested for the Ebola virus.
The unidentified man came to the hospital's emergency room early this morning with a high fever and gastrointestinal problems.
The hospital spokesperson said the man recently visited a West African country where Ebola has been reported. He has been placed in strict isolation and is being screened.
There is encouraging news regarding the incredible progress Dr. Kent Brantly is taking after he walked into Emory Hospital when he arrived Saturday.
"We're hoping to do our best that Doctor Brantly not only walks into the hospital but walks out of the hospital in the condition that he should be in,"said Dr. Jay Varkey with Emory University Hospital.
We learned that two days before he was evacuated, Brantly's condition took a rapid turn for the worse and that he was near death when he was given a dose of an experimental serum called Zmapp.
Dr. Anthony Fauci who is the Dir., National Institutes of Health describes how its supposed to work.
"What it is is a cocktail of antibodies which are proteins that the body makes to block the virus."
Doctors in Africa say Brantly's health improved quickly and dramatically after taking the medicine and call the results almost miraculous.
Sources now confirm he received a second dose of the serum yesterday and now his fever is down and there is some improvements in his symptoms.
His colleague Nancy Writebol, first thought to be in worse condition, received two doses of Zmapp.
Writebol is expected to be evacuated overnight..