Saturday, October 11, 2014

NBC News Crew Breaks Ebola Quarantine

Ebola-exposed NBC Crew Placed in Mandatory Isolation

In a deal with the CDC and the New Jersey Health Department, the NBC News crew agreed to stay home and take their temperatures for 21 days after one of their colleagues was diagnosed with the virus.  The team was reporting on the Liberian Ebola outbreak when its cameraman fell ill. The group, which includes the network's chief medical correspondent, Dr. Nancy Snyerman, was asked to isolate itself  for the Ebola's incubation period after their colleague Ashoka Mukpo was diagnosed with the virus earlier this month.

New Jersey health officials ordered a mandatory quarantine for the NBC News crew after one of the group violated the terms of its self-confine agreement. On Friday night, they were all placed in a mandatory quarantine.
"Unfortunately, the NBC crew violated this agreement and so the Department of Health today issued a mandatory quarantine order to ensure that the crew will remain confined until Oct. 22."
(NY Daily News)