NBC News cameraman has Ebola, network reports

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(CNN) — An American cameraman working for NBC News in Liberia has tested positive for Ebola, the network reported Thursday.

He will return to the United States for treatment.

The freelance cameraman, 33, was hired Tuesday and came down with symptoms on Wednesday, NBC News reported. The network said it was withholding his name at his family’s request.

“We are doing everything we can to get him the best care possible. He will be flown back to the United States for treatment at a medical center that is equipped to handle Ebola patients,” NBC News President Deborah Turness reportedly said in a note to staff.

“We are also taking all possible measures to protect our employees and the general public,” she said.

This makes the fourth American to have contracted Ebola in Liberia.

Fort Worth Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol were infected while working for Samaritan’s Purse in Monrovia back in July. Then last month, Dr. Rick Sacra was diagnosed with the virus after working at a local hospital in Liberia.

Thomas Duncan of Liberia is being treated at a Dallas hospital after becoming the first case reported in America.

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