NBC News Crew Under Mandatory Ebola Quarantine After Isolation Agreement Broken

NBC News Crew Under Mandatory Ebola Quarantine After Isolation Agreement Broken

The NBC news crew that returned from Africa after one of its photographers contracted Ebola is reportedly under a mandatory quarantine now because Dr. Nancy Snyderman may have violated the self-imposed quarantine.

On Thursday in Princeton, New Jersey, Snyderman, NBC’s chief medical correspondent, was reportedly spotted by many people “sitting in her car outside of the Peasant Grill in Hopewell Boro”:

A reader reported that a man who was with her got out of the car and went inside the restaurant to pick up a take-out order. Another man was in the back seat of her black Mercedes. Snyderman had sunglasses on and had her hair pulled back, the reader said.

A day after Snyderman was spotted, “New Jersey officials issued a mandatory quarantine order Friday night” for Snyderman and her NBC crew “after they said a voluntary 21-day isolation agreement was violated.” State officials, “citing privacy concerns,” would not tell the AP “who violated the agreement and how the state learned of a violation.”

As TVNewser noted, “Snyderman’s cameramen, freelancer Ashoka Mukpo, was diagnosed with the disease on Oct. 2 and was flown to Nebraska for treatment last Sunday.”

State officials indicated that the “crew remains symptom-free and that there is no reason for concern of exposure to the deadly virus to the community,” as the country was put on a heightened state of alert after Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian immigrant who became the first person on American soil to be diagnosed with Ebola, died on Wednesday.


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