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"He knows he’s been handling Ebola patients, and he’s here for a week?"

Megyn Kelly of Fox News

Megyn Kelly for Fox News blasted the now Ebola positive physician in New York City for his actions between the time he returned home from West Africa and then tested for the virus Thursday night.

In an interview with Dr. Marc Siegel on "The Kelly File," she called Dr. Craig Spencer, who treated Ebola patients in Guinea, "irresponsible."

“You tell me if I am wrong, which very well might be the case. But you are over there treating Ebola patients; you're well aware of the contagiousness of this disease. He comes back into New York City. He knows he’s been handling Ebola patients, and he’s here for a week? He doesn’t tell anybody and if he starts to feel symptomatic before his 103 fever. He’s still out there bowling and taxing taxis and not quarantining, not just self-quarantining?” Kelly said of Spencer, who was rushed into hospital isolation by an ambulance from his Harlem apartment when he started displaying symptoms yesterday.

Riders stand inside an L-Train subway car, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in New York. Craig Spencer, a Doctors Without Borders physician who tested positive for the Ebola virus after treating Ebola patients in West Africa, had taken the train after visiting a bowling alley in Williamsburg. (AP/John Minchillo)

In addition to taking an Uber car and going bowling, Spencer also had taken a subway while he felt fatigued but didn't yet have a fever.

Kelly also noted that NBC's medical chief Nancy Snyderman was "skewered" for not self-quarantining when she wasn't showing any symptoms.

Siegel agreed with Kelly's assessment, saying that it didn't sound like Spencer "took personal responsibility at all."

Kelly then called the system flawed "because it relies on individuals and the need for them to overestimate the extent of the danger, rather than underestimate it."

"Repeatedly what we've seen especially with health care professions ... they've made decisions in the past couple of weeks, doctor, that have potentially endangered others," Kelly continued.

Watch the segment from "The Kelly File":

(H/T: Mediaite)

This story has been updated to include more information.

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