Cameraman with Ebola on Nancy Snyderman's team: Update | Arkansas Blog

Friday, October 3, 2014

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.

Tags: , ,



Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

More by Leslie Newell Peacock

  • A skeptical take on psychology and men

    Gene Lyons gets literary in his most recent column's leadup to a critique of a new psychological theory on the toxicity of manliness.
    • Jan 15, 2019
  • Crystal Bridges gets spacy before 'Men of Steel' launch

    Robert Pruitt will talk about his work at the Crystal Bridges' "Art, Space Travel and Beyond with Robert Pruitt" roundtable starting at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18.
    • Jan 15, 2019
  • 'Small Works' opens in Pine Bluff

    The Arkansas Arts Council's 2019 "Small Works on Paper" juried exhibition is open at the Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas in Pine Bluff.
    • Jan 14, 2019
  • More »

Readers also liked…


Most Recent Comments


© 2019 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation