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NBC News cameraman has Ebola, network reports

10/3/2014

CNN
By Dana Ford

(CNN) -- An American cameraman working for NBC News in Liberia has tested positive for Ebola, the network reported Thursday.

He will return to the United States for treatment.

The freelance cameraman, Ashoka Mukpo, 33, was hired Tuesday and came down with symptoms on Wednesday, NBC News reported.

Liberian President: Patient's leaving for U.S. was 'unpardonable'

"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," NBC News President Deborah Turness reportedly said in a note to staff.

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