[Update Below] A doctor who returned from treating Ebola patients in Africa to NYC in recent weeks has been hospitalized with Ebola-like symptoms.

Dr. Craig Spencer, 33, had been working with Doctors Without Borders treating Ebola patients in Guinea up until about 10 days ago, according to the Post; he had quarantined himself in his Harlem apartment on W 147th Street when he came down with a fever this week.

Officials say Spencer has fever and gastrointestinal symptoms. He has now been taken to Bellevue Hospital where doctors are performing tests. They should know before the end of today whether he is infected.

Here's the official statement about the patient:

Today, EMS HAZ TAC Units transferred to Bellevue Hospital a patient who presented a fever and gastrointestinal symptoms.

The patient is a health care worker who returned to the U.S. within the past 21 days from one of the three countries currently facing the outbreak of this virus.

The patient was transported by a specially trained HAZ TAC unit wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). After consulting with the hospital and the CDC, DOHMH has decided to conduct a test for the Ebola virus because of this patient’s recent travel history, pattern of symptoms, and past work. DOHMH and HHC are also evaluating the patient for other causes of illness, as these symptoms can also be consistent with salmonella, malaria, or the stomach flu.

Preliminary test results are expected in the next 12 hours.

Bellevue Hospital is designated for the isolation, identification and treatment of potential Ebola patients by the City and State. New York City is taking all necessary precautions to ensure the health and safety of all New Yorkers.

As a further precaution, beginning today, the Health Department’s team of disease detectives immediately began to actively trace all of the patient’s contacts to identify anyone who may be at potential risk. The Health Department staff has established protocols to identify, notify, and, if necessary, quarantine any contacts of Ebola cases.

The Health Department is also working closely with HHC leadership, Bellevue's clinical team and the New York State Department of Health to ensure that all staff caring for the patient do so while following the utmost safety guidelines and protocols.

Bellevue and the New York State Department of Health to ensure that all staff caring for the patient do so while following the utmost safety guidelines and protocols.

The chances of the average New Yorker contracting Ebola are extremely slim. Ebola is spread by directly touching the bodily fluids of an infected person. You cannot be infected simply by being near someone who has Ebola.

Here's a video purportedly showing Spencer being brought to Bellevue:

And here's a photo of the patient:

Update: Even though initial reports indicated that Spencer quarantined himself in his apartment when he started feeling sick, CNN is reporting that he "took Uber to Williamsburg bowling alley last night; authorities may quarantine his girlfriend." That bowling alley in question may be Brooklyn Bowl, although they told Animal NY they would still be open tonight.

Update: The Bellevue lab has confirmed that Dr. Spencer tested positive for the Ebola virus. The mayor and governor are hosting a press conference at Bellevue at 9pm to discuss today's events- you can watch live below:

Update: according to Dr. Mary Bassett, NYC Health Commissioner, four people have been quarantined (but are currently healthy)- Dr. Spencer's girlfriend, and two friends. Yesterday, before he became ill with a fever, the doctor did travel around New York City via subway (A, 1, and L trains), went to the High Line and a restaurant, and visited The Gutter, the bowling alley in Brooklyn, and returned by Uber car. Today, before feeling sick, the doctor took a three mile jog in Riverside Park. Everyone emphasized that as these trips were before the doctor displayed any symptoms of Ebola, it is very unlikely that anyone was exposed to the virus. The mayor and governor emphasized that the response after the doctor became ill was by the book, and handled by staff who had trained for the occasion, and who were in full protective gear.

During the Q&A: The Gutter has been closed "out of an abundance of caution" and will be cleaned tomorrow. But the doctor did not have a fever while he bowled.

Current updates can be found here.