When Dr. Craig Spencer went back to the U.S. after his one-month stint in Africa trying to help treat Ebola patients, he clearly knew the risks.
Back in New York, he closely monitored his temperature for a fever because it is one of the early signs of the virus yet he continued his normal activities until six days after his return to the country that he developed a fever. He was admitted to the Bellevue Hospital and it was confirmed that he had Ebola.
Next week, Dr. Craig Spencer is scheduled to come to Detroit to speak to Wayne State medical students. He said the he’ll use his notoriety in order to make a huge impact on the understanding of Ebola and treating it as well as other epidemic diseases.
Spencer will also receive the Global Peacemaker Award from the Wayne State University’s Center for Peace and Conflict Studies. The Ebola survivor said that he considers it an incredible honor to be given an address at his Alma Matter.