NBC News' Chief Medical Editor Nancy Snyderman acknowledged Monday that she and her newsgathering team have been placed on mandatory quarantine after voluntary confinement in place since a cameraman working with them contracted Ebola in West Africa.
"While under voluntary quarantine guidelines, which called for our team to avoid public contact for 21 days, members of our group violated those guidelines and understand that our quarantine is now mandatory until 21 days have passed," Snyderman said in a statement. "We remain healthy and our temperatures are normal. As a health professional I know that we have no symptoms and pose no risk to the public, but I am deeply sorry for the concerns this episode caused. We are thrilled that Ashoka is getting better and our thoughts continue to be with the thousands affected by Ebola whose stories we all went to cover."
Snyderman and her crew have been under confinement since cameraman Ashoka Mukpo contracted Ebola earlier this month. Mukpo has been receiving treatment at a Nebraska hospital. His family said Saturday that he was "steadily improving" and had been symptom-free.