NBC Cameraman With Ebola To Be Treated In U.S.; Ugandan Doctor To Be Treated In Germany
News outlets report on an NBC News freelance cameraman who contracted Ebola in Liberia and will receive treatment in the U.S., and a Ugandan doctor who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone and will receive treatment in Germany.
New York Times: Ebola Strikes NBC News Cameraman in Liberia
“A freelance cameraman working for NBC News in Liberia has contracted the Ebola virus, the fourth American known to have contracted the disease in Liberia. As a precaution, NBC News ordered the production team working with the cameraman, which includes Dr. Nancy Snyderman, the network’s top medical correspondent, to return to the United States and enter quarantine for 21 days…” (Carter, 10/2).
Wall Street Journal: American Freelance Journalist Tests Positive for Ebola in Liberia
“…The 33-year-old man is tentatively scheduled to be transported out of the Liberian capital Monrovia on Sunday, said his father, who is a physician in Rhode Island…” (Levitz, 10/2).
Washington Post: NBC says cameraman tested positive for Ebola. Entire crew to be flown home.
“…The network reported that Ashoka Mukpo had just been hired Tuesday to be a second cameraman for NBC News medical editor, Nancy Snyderman, a physician. Mukpo, who has been working in Ebola-ravaged Liberia for some time, showed symptoms Wednesday and was feeling ‘tired and achy’ before being tested, according to NBC News…” (Barbash/Ohlheiser, 10/3).
Associated Press: Germany set to receive second Ebola patient
“A German hospital says it’s preparing to receive an Ebola patient from Africa for treatment — the second to be treated in the country during the current outbreak…” (10/2).
Reuters: Ebola patient arrives in Germany from Sierra Leone
“A Ugandan doctor infected with Ebola arrived in Frankfurt from Sierra Leone for treatment, local officials said on Friday…” (Schuetze, 10/3).
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