NBC News Freelance Cameraman Declared Ebola-Free

NBC News freelance cameraman Ashoka Mukpo, who was diagnosed with Ebola earlier this month, has been declared free of the deadly virus by a hospital, according to a tweet from NBC Nightly News.

Mukpo, who has been active on Twitter following the diagnosis, also tweeted on Tuesday that he has tested negative for Ebola for three consecutive days.

The 33-year-old cameraman had been covering Ebola in Liberia, on assignment with NBC News chief medical correspondent Nancy Snyderman, and returned to the U.S. for treatment.

Mukpo reportedly quarantined himself and sought medical advice after he began to show symptoms. At the time NBC announced the diagnosis, the outlet noted that no other crew members have showed symptoms of the disease.

Snyderman and members of her crew, however, were quarantined, and the medical correspondent drew criticism last week when it came to light that she and two of her crew members violated said quarantine. She issued a statement addressing the violation, saying “As a health professional I know that we have no symptoms and pose no risk to the public, but I am deeply sorry for the concerns this episode caused.”

Mukpo tweeted on Tuesday asking the public to “be nice” to Snyderman, emphasizing that he quarantined himself as soon as he ran a temperature.

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