NBC News cameraman contracts Ebola

Ashoka Mukpo/Facebook
Ashoka Mukpo/Facebook

An NBC News cameraman who has been living in Liberia for three years has contracted Ebola. Ashoka Mukpo, 33, is a freelance journalist who was on assignment working with the network’s chief medical correspondent, Dr. Nancy Snyderman, in Liberia. He tested positive for the deadly virus on Thursday and has received treatment at a Doctors Without Borders facility in Monrovia. He’s now scheduled to arrive at the Nebraska Medical Center on Monday morning for treatment.

Ebola symptoms can appear as long as 21 days after exposure to the virus. It is contagious when symptoms begin and is spread via bodily fluids.

Here are the symptoms:

1. Fever
2. Muscle pain
3. Vomiting
4. Bleeding
5. Rash
6. Intense weakness
7. Severe headache
8. Diarrhea

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