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NBC News crew forced into quarantine after contact with Ebola patient


Doctors at the same hospital are now caring for Ashoka Mukpo, an NBC News videographer diagnosed with Ebola on October 2.

Mukpo's condition continues to improve, according to a statement from The Nebraska Medical Center.

"Mr. Mukpo is still very weak, but his condition has improved since yesterday," said Dr. Phil Smith, medical director of the Biocontainment Unit at The Nebraska Medical Center. "He's eating some solid food now, so we're still headed in the right direction. … The severity and unknown aspects of the disease we're dealing with always have to be kept in mind."

Mukpo has received the experimental drug Brincidofovir, along with a blood transfusion from Brantly, an Ebola survivor, the statement said.

Authorities imposed a mandatory quarantine on NBC News staffers who worked with Mukpo after the workers violated a voluntary quarantine, New Jersey health officials said.

Mukpo was among a team working with Dr. Nancy Snyderman, the news agency's chief medical correspondent.    more at url

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