Thursday night Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo held a press conference at Bellevue Hospital to announce that a New York City resident has tested positive for the Ebola virus. City Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Travis Bassett, State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker, and president of the Health & Hospitals Corporation Dr. Ram Raju joined de Blasio and Cuomo. Dr. Tom Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control, participated by phone.
Here are their opening statements:
Mayor de Blasio:
Dr. Mary Travis Bassett:
Dr. Howard Zucker:
Here is the complete Q&A: