NBC News Cameraman Has Ebola

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UGANDA-HEALTH-EBOLAAnother American has Ebola. This time, a cameraman working for NBC News in Liberia has tested positive for the deadly virus.

“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 said in a note to staff.

According to NBC’s website, it is withholding the cameraman’s name at the request of his family.

This makes the fourth American to have contracted Ebola in Liberia.

Fort Worth Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol were infected while working for Samaritan’s Purse in Monrovia back in July. Then last month, Dr. Rick Sacra was diagnosed with the virus after working at a local hospital in Liberia.

Thomas Duncan of Liberia is being treated at a Dallas hospital after becoming the first case reported in America.

First Ebola Patient Thomas Eric Duncan

Thomas Duncan being treated in Dallas for Ebola

Liberian authorities said they will prosecute Duncan when he returns home for allegedly lying on his airport departure screening questionnaire about whether he had had contact with a person infected with the virus.

Witnesses say Duncan had been helping Ebola patients in Liberia.