The NBC News crew that was working with the NBC freelance cameraman has been ordered into quarantine after violating their self-imposed separation.
"New Jersey officials issued a mandatory quarantine order Friday night for members of an NBC crew that was exposed to a cameraman with Ebola after they alleging that a voluntary 21-day isolation agreement was violated," reports the Associated Press.
The state Health Department told The Associated Press the crew remains symptom-free and that there is no reason for concern of exposure to the deadly virus to the community.
Citing privacy concerns, department spokeswoman Donna Leusner would not give further details, including who violated the agreement and how the state learned of the violation.
An NBC representative told The AP Saturday it fully supports the guidelines set by local health authorities.
The crew included the network’s chief medical editor and correspondent, Dr. Nancy Snyderman, who lives in New Jersey.
Snyderman was reporting in Liberia about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa with Ashoka Mukpo, a freelance cameraman from Providence who was infected with the disease. He is now being treated in Omaha, Nebraska. The director of the Nebraska Medical Center’s isolation unit said Friday thatMukpo’s condition was “slightly improved.”
After Mukpo came down with the disease on Oct. 1, NBC announced that the rest of its crew working with him would voluntarily be isolated for 21 days.