Another American citizen has been diagnosed with the Ebola virus. Ashoka Mukpo (pictured above) is a cameraman working for American TV station, NBC News in Liberia.
Mukpo is the 5th American citizen to have tested positive for the Ebola virus in West Africa. He’s also the first journalist to have contracted the deadly virus.
Symptoms of the virus started showing on the 33-year-old writer and cameraman on Wednesday, October 1, 2014. The minute he suspected he must have contracted the virus, the camera went straight to the quarantine centre to undergo tests and be placed under observation.
At the Doctors Without Borders test centre in Monrovia, it was confirmed that the man had contracted the virus as the results came out positive. He is expected to be flown back to the United States where he’ll undergo treatment.
As part of a preventive measure, four other teams members of NBC News who has not shown signs of contracting the virus will also be flown back to America where they’ll undergo precautionary quarantine.
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Photo Credit: Ashoka Mukpo Facebook Page.