NBC News Crew Violates Ebola Quarantine, Forced Into Mandatory Isolation

Dr. Nancy Snyderman and the NBC News crew have violated their self-confine agreement of their Ebola quarantine instituted by the CDC and the New Jersey Health Department.

As a result, Dr. Snyderman and the NBC News crew have been ordered to remain in mandatory isolation.

Dr. Snyderman and the NBC News crew were required to stay in their homes for 21 days. Based on the terms of their self-confine quarantine agreement, each of them were required to check their temperatures daily while remaining confined at home without any exception. According to reports confirmed by New York Daily News, that agreement was violated by at least one of the NBC News crew members.

The crew, along with Dr. Snyderman, were reporting on the recent outbreak of the Liberian Ebola virus when their cameraman, Ashoka Mukpo, became officially diagnosed with the virus on October 1.

According to the New York Daily News, this violation of the Ebola quarantine resulted in a mandatory Ebola quarantine and isolation for each of the members Friday night. Their violation was confirmed in a statement released by the New Jersey Health Department on Friday. According to the statement, due to the violation of their original Ebola quarantine agreement, each of them are required to remain in mandatory isolation until October 22.

“Unfortunately, the NBC crew violated this agreement and so the Department of Health today issued a mandatory quarantine order to ensure that the crew will remain confined until Oct. 22.”

Even though none of the NBC News crew members showed any significant signs or symptoms indicating that they were infected, they were still advised to avoid having any contact with other people once they arrived in New Jersey and to follow the rules of their self-confine Ebola quarantine agreement.

This information was confirmed in a statement written in a letter by the NBC News president Deborah Turness on Tuesday.

“While they are deemed to be at low risk, we have agreed with state and local health authorities that our team will not come to work, and they will stay at home taking their temperatures twice daily and staying in touch with the local health authorities.”

As of right now, the team member that violated the Ebola quarantine agreement has not been identified.

Since the onset of the Ebola outbreak occurred in March throughout Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea, over 8,300 people have been officially diagnosed with the Ebola virus and more than 4,000 of those cases have been confirmed as fatal, according to the Washington Post.

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