Liberia Ebola Updates: An American Man Working for NBC Contracts Ebola in Liberia
A NBC freelance cameraman has been tested positive for Deadly Ebola Virus in Liberia. The 33 years old man name Ashka Mukpo is the fifth U.S. citizen and its first journalist known to have contracted the virus in West Africa.
NBC reported that Ashka Mukpo, who has worked in Liberia for three years and covered the current Ebola outbreak for various outlets, began experiencing symptoms Wednesday and tested positive for the virus late on Thursday.
Four other NBC News team members who had shown no signs of infection would return to the United States to undergo a precautionary quarantine, the network announced late Thursday.