NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman Apologizes for breaking voluntary Ebola Quarantine
Dr. Nancy Snyderman, NBC News' chief medical correspondent, has apologized for violating a voluntary Ebola quarantine after she covered the deadly virus in Liberia. Snyderman and two of her crew members were under 21-day quarantine and two crew members were spotted eating food at the Peasant Grill near Princeton University, according to reports.
Earlier this month, it was disclosed that on the Liberia trip, 33-year-old freelance NBC cameraman Ashoka Mukpo was diagnosed with Ebola. He caught Ebola when he was filming in the country's capital city Monrovia late last month.
Mukpo is getting treatment at the Nebraska Medical Center where he is getting an experimental drug called brincidofovir, or CMX001.
Crew members have not shown any symptoms, according to Snyderman's statement. On October 11, they all were placed under the 21-day quarantine by the New Jersey Department of Health.
NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Willams read a statement from the correspondent addressing the issue during Monday's (October 13) programmed.
"While under voluntary quarantine guidelines, which called for our team to avoid public contact for 21 days, members of our group violated guidelines and understand that our quarantine is now mandatory until 21 days have passed", said the statement.
According to statement, Snyderman said that as a health professional she knows that they have no symptoms and cause no danger to the public but she is deeply sorry. Adding to it, she also said that they were thrilled that health of Ashoka Mukpo is getting better and their feelings continue to be with the thousands of people affected by Ebola whose stories they all went to cover.
According to the health department, the NBC crew violated the agreement and so the Department of Health on Friday evening issued a compulsory quarantine order to make sure that the crew will remain confined until October 22.
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