American Journalist with Ebola Ashoka Mukpo Was in Libera for 3 Years

Dr. Richard Besser discusses the dangers of working in the Ebola hot zone.
3:00 | 10/03/14

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Transcript for American Journalist with Ebola Ashoka Mukpo Was in Libera for 3 Years
Especially joins us now as you said in the piece rich -- has been in the country Liberia for about three years. Do we know anything more about -- how he might have contract that Ebola. You know we -- we don't have that information what what we've learned that he seems to be able to be doing well but he had been here -- here covering the story. Pretty intensively for many different news outlets. -- very different situation that is the situation we begin -- where we've been here -- for the past week. And the entire NBC crew will not be coming back quarantined for 21 days you're really in the country a couple of hours as well. Tell us the precautions you're gonna take as you return. Well you know it doesn't start with what he returned. Have -- she used to do the entire time we beat year. I've been out on -- -- and those who are so when her car being patients compatible declared protected neared its units. And didn't let my -- -- producers which is a serious. So we never went into the -- movement with a bullet we never shook can't do it any wonder touched anyone here we've been very careful about that but what we believe. Will be screened at the airport make sure that we don't have a few verbally way home. Did -- very important thing to remember about -- bowl it's very different from things like a flu or even the common cold. This doesn't it's. Spreading unless you have symptoms and then only if you have contact with body -- so. Would what we do wouldn't leave when we come back if -- follow the CDC recommendation will be take your temperature twice today. -- if we're developing a fever if we do we know what to do it recorded a recommendations. You call health care provider would go anywhere without without -- being ready they don't call her for quarantine those recommendations that they call for monitoring. So we'll do that and -- doing that will be able to keep. Ourselves hood but importantly one around this -- So just underscore no quarantine and -- you develop symptoms. Exactly exactly and and that's why you're bullying that need to be wiped out and -- -- to -- to did you say they feel people are very very sick. So looking for any early signs -- -- will be doing in Texas looking for a nearly certain to beat. That's when you isolate someone that's when he kept them in baton didn't -- gardens -- that person anyone else. OK rich special thanks very much travel say.

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