New York doctors who treated Ebola patient face up to a year in prison

A New York City doctor who treated an Ebola patient with the virus who was eventually isolated and released after returning home from Liberia has been sentenced to six months in jail.

In a Manhattan federal courtroom on Tuesday, Dr. Daniela Serrano pleaded guilty to one count of lying to federal agents about the treatment of Dr. Craig Spencer, who died of the disease last week.

In addition, Serrano was sentenced to three years of supervised release.

Spencer, a former hospital worker in Brooklyn, was diagnosed with Ebola in December 2015 while volunteering in Liberia.

He was flown to New York for treatment after returning from Liberia.

Sternanos trial lasted less than a month.

A judge will determine whether the judge will grant her immunity from prosecution.

Serrano, 38, had no prior criminal history in New York, and her attorney said she had no history of alcohol or drugs.

She had not yet returned to work at the hospital when she was interviewed by federal agents, the Associated Press reported.

Federal prosecutors have said Serrano admitted to giving Spencer water and intravenous fluids during his treatment at New York Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan on Sept. 21, 2015.

They said she lied about being unable to provide the medications because she was too ill to work.