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Cameraman with Ebola on Nancy Snyderman's team: Update

Posted By on Fri, Oct 3, 2014 at 10:48 AM

click to enlarge Snyderman, reporting from Monrovia, Liberia.
  • Snyderman, reporting from Monrovia, Liberia.

NBC News reports that it is flying medical correspondent Dr. Nancy Snyderman and her NBC team, including a cameraman who has contracted Ebola, back to the United States from Liberia.

Snyderman, who in the 1980s was on staff at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences specializing in head and neck cancers, and the team will be quarantined for 21 days. The cameraman, Ashoka Mukpo, 33, will be hospitalized, but NBC did not say where. 

Snyderman told MSNBC's Rachel Maddow in a broadcast from Monrovia that "We want to be respectful to our colleagues and the U.S. public ... Because we know this is not a casually transmitted disease and because we don't have any symptoms, we really present zero to marginal risk. I mean, I don't want to say 'zero' because it's minimal ... Our returning to the U.S. is a very, very minimal chance of getting anyone [else] sick."

Maddow said the cameraman is an American who has been freelancing in Africa for three years. 

UPDATE: The cameraman will be treated at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.

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