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Friday, 3 October 2014

Photo: Another American in Liberia tests positive for Ebola

An American cameraman, Ashoka Mukpo (pictured above) working for US TV station, NBC News in Liberia, has tested positive for Ebola, making him the 5th American to have contracted the disease and the first journalist known to have contracted the virus in West Africa.

The 33-year-old cameraman and writer started showing symptoms of the disease on Wednesday Oct. 1st and immediately quarantined himself after suspecting he might have contracted the disease.


He then went to the Doctors Without Borders test center in Monrovia, Liberia where it was confirmed he had the disease. He is expected to be evacuated from Liberia to the United States immediately for treatment.

Four other NBC News team members who have shown no signs of the infection will also return to the US to undergo precautionary quarantine.

56 comments:

Anonymous said...

Corret
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Nnenne George said...

What are they still doing in Liberia?

micheal kobi said...

Sory bro.....

Alloy Chikezie said...

He is so cute, I pray he survives.


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BONARIO NNAGS said...

I wish him quick recovery.
Liberia needs help,Ebola is sweeping through the country,if care is not taken the losses recorded during their civil war will be way bigger than that of Ebola.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

aliyu boniface said...

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aliyu boniface said...

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ella john said...

I like the way this guy acted,he quarantined himself if its a real liberian he will start looking for a country to fly to.God will have mercy on you for doing his.
Faceoflib

ed DREAMZ said...

a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
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Ebola will never see me or my family..
Eddreamzdreamer@gmail.com
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

mummy's girl said...

Nigeria should ban all flights coming United state of America. We don't want Ebola virus in my beloved country

Anonymous said...

Nah wah oooo, may God safe us ooooo. (eleyele1@yahoo.com)

GLORIA HALLIDAY said...

God save us from dis deadly ebola....

joy jin nwasoka said...

This is serious.

joy jin nwasoka said...

This is serious.

joy jin nwasoka said...

This is serious.

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm, nawa oooo. Mke nigeria close their borders ooooo! Abeg ooo. This ebola is threatening national existence of liberia, GOD please intervene. Abeg lindy post am biko

Subomi said...

So sad... so now if flight from west Africa has been cancelled like that silly Donald Trump said, please tell me how this man will get home for proper treatment

sexy mama said...

if u are a married woman and bored like me based in lag
lets be frnd guys get away u perverts.7F5226C3

joy jin nwasoka said...

Wish him a quick recovery.

joy jin nwasoka said...

Wish him a quick recovery.

joy jin nwasoka said...

Wish him a quick recovery.

joy jin nwasoka said...

Wish him a quick recovery.

joy jin nwasoka said...

Wish him a quick recovery.

Neks said...

no, they should be treated there in Liberia....this is injustice..lol

Uche Emma said...

God have mercy

Funso Samuel said...

These Americans get mind o.Get well soon dude

Anonymous said...

Good for him...

Anonymous said...

Hehehe for Liberia now if u get HIV u go thank God bcos u no go die immediatly


......SUNNY X...

QUEEN said...

WoW he quarantined himself when the Liberian man went to US. Are u people seeing our African mentality? All we think in Africa is just wickedness that's how ebola was also brought to Nigeria and I thank God we fought it well

MY TURN said...

As much as i can be selfish and say everyone needs to get out of Liberia i also pray this scourge will pass over that country it's getting really terrible. A holocaust of sorts.

hilary obiorah said...

Awwwww. For a while the world thought this ebola mess had being over and done with and then it decides to rear its ugly head. Luckily it hasn't claimed any lives yet.

Anonymous said...

If it happens to be Africans,they would have gone around spreading the stuff....get well soon anyways .....#BALKAN

Anonymous said...

Ngwanu, oya nau, lobatan
US should now zmapp it
lets go there

jerry said...

Nawa o...... What are americans still doing in dah country sef.

Abraham Ndu said...

Aww...dis is nt getting funny for US

Anonymous said...

Americans r wicked treatn only der own mtchwwwwww

Anonymous said...

Why should they? His country is doing the work they are supposed to do, safeguarding the life of its people home and abroad. So where is the injustice in that?

tina said...

Wish you quick recovery... tina.agori@yahoo.com

Shina Shine said...

This people can take a life risk
I can't imagine myself
I wish him quick recovery

BORN TO SHINE!!!!

ade skillz said...

I wish u quick recovery too

hessay said...

Hmmmm...

Anonymous said...

Abi lol

STELLA said...

so he quarantined himself but sawyer and duncan exported theirs and innocent pple rushed it like contra bound goods..LIBERIANS AND THEIR PRIMITIVE LIVES AND LIES..MTSEEEW dts how they lynched awareness campaign volunteers to death.Oga president abeg help us and this nation close our borders against liberians plssssss..

Anonymous said...

Are u really that stupid ?! If this was happening in nigeria won't you begging the U.S for help ?! Won't you beg them to come down and help .think b4 u comment

ukbliss said...

I wish him quick recovery his one of a kind

Anonymous said...

It's easy to quarantine yourself when you know your country has your back. In as much as I believe it's the right thing to do

Prince Emeka Anyaogu said...

Bona you can say that again!

Anonymous said...

Kidnapper on d rampage,ladies run for ur lives oh,na guy pin be dat

Anonymous said...

May God heal them all. by dobis112@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Wow! And I bin dey think say you get common sense before o. So you think they will out him on a commercial flight to sit next to healthy travelers? They will be sending him a private well-insulated/quarantined plane. He'll be in hazmat suit etc and will also be the only passenger on the plane, just like they did for the first 3 Americans contract Ebola in Africa. Thank me later

Anonymous said...

For once, you're not making the amount of sense you should be making. The American man knows that any-which-way, help will come his way from America, they'll never leave him hanging. But for the Liberians, it might as well be a death-sentence unless their immune system combats the virus successfully; and that's never guaranteed. No Zmapp, quarantine facilities are horrendous, most Liberians go in there to die. Even the first American doctor said he knew he was just about to die right before his Zmapp arrived from America. The only people that seem to be doing the right thing are those who know they have a hope and help is coming. I am very much against what these people are doing by exposing otherwise healthy people to the virus. Sawyer, on the other hand could have been purely evil because choosing to fly to Nigeria doesn't even make any sense because we had our own problems like boko haram etc and our health system isn't top-notch. But other peeps are just desperate, it is more of desperation than wickedness. Most people would self-quarantine if they knew the help they need would surely come after. I just pray Africa gets the help she needs.

christian said...

A good guy .... The 33-year-old cameraman and writer
started showing symptoms of the disease
on Wednesday Oct. 1st and immediately
quarantined himself after suspecting he
might have contracted the disease.

faith anah said...

Hmmm..god ooo na ur hand we dey

Anonymous said...

The lynching happened in Guinea noy Liberia.

Anonymous said...

What a stupid n wicked qus to ask

anonymous said...

Beautiful scenario, i want to know what America will do to treat this American and the Liberian who are infected ard the same time.

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