An American NBC News cameraman was confirmed to have Ebola Thursday afternoon in Liberia.
The cameraman,33, was hired Tuesday and reported having symptoms, feeling fatigued and achy, Wednesday. He is now the fourth American to have been diagnosed with Ebola.
NBC news reported the newly diagnosed patient had been working on human rights assignments in West Africa for the past three years, before contracting the virus.
The freelance cameraman’s identity is currently being held anonymous at the request of his family, and is returning to the U.S. for treatment.
According to CNN, “We are doing everything we can to get him the best care possible,” NBC News President Deborah Turness said. “He will be flown back to the United States for treatment at a medical center that is equipped to handle Ebola patients.”
Checkpoints are being held at borders and airports to perform mandated temperature checks. These precautions are being enforced by local officials to monitor the further spread of Ebola. Some countries are even questioning whether to completely close their borders. The World Health Organization argues that placing restrictions on travel will not contain or eliminate Ebola, but create a humanitarian crisis.