A cameraman working for NBC News in Liberia has become the fourth American to contract the deadly Ebola virus.
The 33-year-old unnamed journalist is being flown privately back to the U.S. for treatment, while the network’s chief medical editor and correspondent Dr. Nancy Snyderman and the rest of her team are also returning and will be placed in quarantine for 21 days.
Neither Snyderman nor the other members of her team are currently displaying any signs of the disease, said NBC.
The infected journalist, who hasn’t been named, was only hired this week to be a second cameraman for Snyderman, who has been reporting on the continuing Eboloa outbreak in the country’s capital Monrovia.
Snyderman has reported in recent days from a hospital in the city, where she witnessed a sick 17-year-old girl being brought in on a wheelbarrow by her mother.
‘We are doing everything we can to get him the best care possible. He will be flown back to the United States for treatment at a medical center that is equipped to handle Ebola patients,’ said NBC News President Deborah Turness said in a note to staff concerning the sick journalist…