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Here are the craziest responses to New York's first Ebola case

Everyone needs to take a deep breath

Joanna Rothkopf
October 24, 2014 5:20PM (UTC)

On Thursday evening, Dr. Craig Spencer, a physician with Doctors Without Borders, was officially diagnosed with Ebola, making him the first confirmed case in New York City. Expectedly, people on Twitter went bananas. Here are the most absurd reactions to the diagnosis.

1. Nick Muzin


Perhaps the most bizarre was the short-lived tweet from Ted Cruz' senior adviser and deputy chief of staff Nick Muzin.

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People couldn't figure out if it was a joke or not, since the tweet was deleted so swiftly.

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So they mocked it.

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He later admitted it was a joke.

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2. Donald Trump

Donald Trump is a known crazy person, but the news seemed to send him over the edge.


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3. Jokesters

A deadly disease that is lurking somewhere in New York (theoretically) is the perfect opportunity for jokers to give their joking a good test run. These are some of the best.


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and, finally:

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