(CBS SF) – Former KPIX 5 reporter Dr. Nancy Snyderman will be flown back to the United States from the West African nation of Liberia to be quarantined, after a photographer with her crew tested positive for the Ebola virus.

Snyderman, who is now a medical correspondent for NBC News, was on assignment in the capital city of Monrovia reporting on the outbreak.



According to a statement from the network, a freelance photographer working with Snyderman came down with symptoms of feeling tired and achy on Wednesday. The cameraman sought treatment at a Doctors Without Borders center and tested positive for the virus on Thursday.

NBC News said the cameraman will be flown to a treatment center in the U.S. for Ebola patients.

The network said Snyderman and other members of the crew have shown no symptoms or warning signs for Ebola. Snyderman and the other members of her team will be flown back to the U.S. to be placed under quarantine for 21 days, citing “an abundance of caution.”

Snyderman appeared on KPIX 5 newscasts in the 1990s, serving as the station’s medical correspondent. She also practiced head and neck surgery at UCSF and California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco.

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