NBC News Freelancer In Africa Diagnosed With Ebola

October 3, 2014 12:38 AM

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The 33-year-old man was a freelance cameraman on NBC News' reporting team covering the Ebola epidemic in Monrovia, Liberia. The freelancer started showing symptoms on Wednesday, and was then found to have a fever. He immediately quarantined himself. On Thursday morning, he was tested by Medicins Sans Frontieres for the virus. A positive result came back hours later.

The network has not released the name of the cameraman. He is to be flown back to the U.S. for treatment, according to NBC News President Deborah Turness. The rest of the NBC News crew that the diagnosed man was working with is being monitored, but were not showing signs of infection at the time.

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