Ebola monitoring ends for 114 NYC health workers

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Posted: Dec 02, 2014 4:20 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — The active monitoring period has ended for the last of the 114 health workers who cared for New York City's Ebola patient.

Dr. Craig Spencer was released from Bellevue Hospital Center on Nov. 11 after he was declared Ebola-free. He was admitted Oct. 23.

The city had been monitoring hospital, emergency medical workers and laboratory workers involved in his care as a precaution.

City officials also say that as of Tuesday afternoon, the Health Department was monitoring 222 other people "out of an abundance of caution." Those people arrived in New York City within the previous 21 days from the four Ebola-affected countries.

The city says none of them have shown any Ebola symptoms.