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Sunday, October 12, 2014

NJ quarantines NBC crew that worked with Ebola-stricken cameraman

Infectious diseases are compensable conditions under most state workers' compensation laws. Todays post is shared from

An NBC news crew that was worked alongside an Ebola-stricken cameraman in Liberia has been placed under mandatory quarantine through Oct. 22, New Jersey health officials announced Saturday.
The state Department of Health issued the order Friday evening, after a voluntary 21-day isolation agreement was violated by the crew, according to a notice posted on the health department's Web site.
The notice stressed that the crew remains "symptom-free" and that there was "no reason for concern of exposure to the community."
Neither health officials nor an NBC News spokesperson would say who violated the order, how many people were being quarantined or locate where the quarantine was being carried out.
But Princeton Police Chief Nicholas Sutter confirmed that his agency, in conjunction with the Princeton Health Department, was enforcing the order. He believed three people, all in Princeton, had been quarantined.
He referred all other comment to the state Health Department.
The NBC team was led by Chief Medical Editor Nancy Snyderman, who lives in Princeton, according to her bio on the NBC News website.
Freelancer Ashoka Mukpo, 33, contracted Ebola while working as a camera operator for Snyderman's team in Liberia, where the virus has killed more than 2,000 people, according to NBC News. He is being treated in Nebraska, where...
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