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American Freelance Cameraman Working for NBC News Tests Positive for Ebola. As a Precaution, Dr. Nancy Snyderman, Who Worked With the Cameraman, Will Be Quarantined for 21 Days

Oct 3, 2014  •  Post A Comment

“An American freelance cameraman working for NBC News in Liberia has tested positive for Ebola and will be flown back to the United States for treatment,” NBC News reports.

The article continues, “The infected freelancer was hired Tuesday to be a second cameraman for NBC News Chief Medical Editor and Correspondent Dr. Nancy Snyderman. Snyderman is with three other NBC News employees on assignment in Monrovia, reporting on the Ebola outbreak.”

The story adds, “Snyderman added she and the other members of the NBC News team are feeling well and not showing symptoms of the Ebola virus but are going beyond CDC guidelines for their and others’ safety.”

NBC News President Deborah Turness said in a note to staff, “The rest of the crew, including Dr. Nancy, are being closely monitored and show no symptoms or warning signs. However, in an abundance of caution, we will fly them back on a private charter flight and then they will place themselves under quarantine in the United States for 21 days — which is at the most conservative end of the spectrum of medical guidance.”

To read Turness’ full note to the NBC News staff, please click here.

To read more details of this story we urge you to click on the link in our first paragraph, above, to read the entire NBC News article.

Dr. Nancy SndydermanDr. Nancy Snyderman

An American cameraman working with her in Liberia tested positive for the Ebola virus.

One Comment

  1. When Snyderman’s first reports started airing from Liberia, though in protective suits, I was immediately concerned for her safety and that of her entire production team.

    My best thoughts for the full recovery of the camera operator.

    May Ebola not develop in the rest of her team, or Doctor Nancy.

    I hope Ebola can be wiped out.

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