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Dr. Craig Spencer Leaves New York Hospital Ebola-Free
ABC News

The New York doctor who contracted Ebola treating patients in West Africa has been discharged from the hospital Ebola-free and hailed as a hero.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio applauded the city’s response to its one and only Ebola case: Dr. Craig Spencer.

“On behalf of all 8.4 million New Yorkers, I would like to welcome Craig Spencer back to his normal life,” de Blasio said, before inviting his wife to give Spencer the first hug.

“And now, the official mayoral hug,” he said, pulling Spencer into an embrace. “It is a good feeling to hug a hero, and we have a hero in our midst — someone who served others no matter how much danger. He has been an inspiration throughout the challenges he’s faced.”

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