NBC News camera man working in Liberia tests positive for Ebola

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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.

NBC News reports the 33-year-old cameraman is a freelancer working with an NBC team including Chief Medical Editor and Correspondent Dr. Nancy Snyderman. The cameraman, who has not been identified, began feeling symptoms on Wednesday. Those symptoms included feeling tired and achy. He immediately quarantined himself and sought medical advice. On Thursday he went to a Medecins Sans Frontieres treatment center where he was tested for Ebola. Those results took about 12 hours and came back positive.

He will be flown back to the United States for treatment. Out of an abundance of caution, the rest of his crew will be also be flown back to the United States, quarantined and monitored to make sure they do not develop any Ebola symptoms.

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