Reports From NBC Cameraman with Ebola; No Direct Contact, Must be Airborne

A 33-year-old American cameraman, whose name was being withheld at the request of his family, will be airlifted to the U.S. as soon as possible for treatment.

Early reports out of Liberia, we almost 100% that this cameraman had no contact with any ‘bodily fluids’ of a sick person, and that he had to have caught the deadly virus via the air. It was essentially stating that Ebola had mutated to being an airborne virus.

Now it seems new reports are out that can’t confirm if the man was exposed to anything before being hired on Tuesday as a second cameraman for NBC Nightly News.

Since Ebola has a 8-10 day incubation period, there is a solid chance he was exposed before working with this NBC team who is being flown home as a precaution. They will self-quarantine at their homes for 21 days, an NBC source said, and if they are asymptomatic for that period, they’ll know they weren’t exposed.

Dr. Nancy Snyderman, the network’s chief medical correspondent and head of the 3 person team this cameraman was apart of said she isn’t worried. “Because we know this isn’t a casually transmitted disease, and because none of my team has a fever, or other symptoms, we really present marginal risk. I don’t want to say zero. It’s minimal. You cannot catch Ebola from someone if that person isn’t experiencing systems.” According to news reports, the transmission of Ebola requires exposure to bodily fluids..

The Ebola Virus which has infected over 7,000 people and killed more than half of those infected hasn’t been confirmed to be transmitted via the air. Doctors are stating both ways, but we all know that doctors will sometimes disagree and do so to not ‘push fear.’

More details are pending….

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Dan Mullin is an active writer and editor for the Pluto Daily who covered the 2014 Ebola Outbreak. Mullin attended the Wake Forest School of Medicine before leaving to pursue his lifelong science goal of allowing humans to live forever via a computer/brain transfer.