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Published On: Fri, Oct 24th, 2014

Dr Craig Spencer identified as Ebola victim in New York City, celebs make jokes

The first official case of Ebola was diagnosed in New York City on Thursday as the physician was quarantined. The reaction from some celebs: make wise cracks on Twitter.

Ebola virus  Image/CDC

Ebola virus Image/CDC

After Dr. Craig Spencer tested positive for the virus and was quarantined at Bellevue Hospital, New York mayor Bill de Blasio and governor Andrew Cuomo noted Spencer’s recent whereabouts during a press conference: visiting the High Line, taking the subway, riding an Uber and going bowling in Williamsburg.

The Mayor and the Governor attempted to emphasize that transmission of the deadly virus was unlikley, even for those who came in contact with the doctor would be affected by the virus. This prompted punch lines from celebs: Mia Farrow, Jenny Slate and Billy Eichner.

“If the bowling ball had no symptoms you’re fine,” Mia Farrow tweeted on Oct. 23.

“@nytimes: Gov on NYC ebola: “The more facts you know, the less frightening the situation is.” These aren’t the droids you’re looking for,” Rob Lowe tweeted.

“Now we’re REALLY not bowling on Shabbos. #ebola nyc,” CNBC anchor Carl Quintanilla tweeted.

 will a fashion designer please start werqing on designing ebola protective suits????? thanks – @bryanboy

Listen. You’re not going to catch Ebola. You’re going to live a long life in decreasingly exciting segments. And that’s your curse. – @MikeDrucker

“Red” came out right around when Sandy hit NYC, and now “1989” is coming out as Ebola arrives. I *knew* she was trouble thank you goodnight – @tceraulo

You guys @GriffLightning lives a block away from the NYC Ebola doctor but don’t worry he has little or no physical contact w/ other humans – @timothycsimmons

More on the actual outbreak, details on Spencer at Outbreak News Today HERE

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