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CMJ Venue Closed After Ebola Scare

Infected Doctor Visited Williamsburg's Gutter Bowling Alley

Oct 24, 2014 CMJ 2014
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A doctor who has become the first person to test postive for Ebola in New York City has forced the closure of the Williamsburg bowling alley and concert venue The Gutter, The New York Times reports. One of the many performance destinations taking part in this year’s CMJ Music Marathon, the space was visited by Dr. Craig Spencer, who recently returned to New York City on Oct. 17 after treating Ebola patients in Guinea. Yesterday morning Spencer was hospitalized with a fever and has since tested postive for the virus. The New York Times reports that officials from the Centers For Disease Control will be performing a secondary test to confirm the results.

Though Spencer did not report a fever until this yesterday morning, The Gutter was nonetheless shut down, with tonight’s scheduled musical performances canceled. Health workeres are due to inspect the venue. Contrary to early reports Spencer did not attend the Brooklyn Bowl where Questlove was playing a DJ set.

Despite the severity of the disease, Ebola is not spread through the air, and is only transmittable by an infected person who is showing symptoms.


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July 14th 2016

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