Doctor With Ebola Playing Banjo in Hospital

NEW YORK (AP) -

The doctor who is being treated for Ebola is continuing to improve and has been playing the banjo in his Manhattan hospital room, health officials said Thursday.

Dr. Craig Spencer requested the banjo and an exercise bike and has been using both. The agency’s president, Dr. Ram Raju, said Spencer “continues to be stable and making good progress.”

Spencer tested positive for Ebola after treating patients in the West African nation of Guinea with the group Doctors Without Borders. He has been in an isolation room at Bellevue Hospital since Oct. 23.

Spencer’s condition was upgraded from serious to stable over the weekend, and Raju said Thursday that officials hope Spencer’s isolation can be lifted soon.