NBC News Cameraman Diagnosed With Ebola

A 33-year-old American cameraman who had been working for NBC News in Liberia has tested positive for the Ebola virus, the news outlet has announced.

The freelance journalist, who reportedly quarantined himself and sought medical advice after he began displaying symptoms, is returning to the United States for treatment. He had been on assignment with NBC News chief medical editor and correspondent Nancy Snyderman, reporting on the outbreak from Monrovia, Liberia.

NBC News president Deborah Turness said in a note to staff that the other crew members are not showing signs of the disease, but are being monitored. She added that out of “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.”

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