Tennessee doctor quarantines himself over Ebola risk

MORRISTOWN, Tenn. (WIAT) — A retired American doctor who was working with Ebola patients in West Africa returned to the United States and put himself in quarantine in his home in Morristown, Tennessee.

Just a week ago Alan Jamison volunteered with Medical Teams International to treat Ebola patients in the same Liberian hospital where Dr. Kent Brantley contracted the deadly virus. “The risk was becoming greater and greater,” said Dr. Jamison, “and the concern is, if I were to contract the infection while I was there, I would not have the facilities available for a better level of treatment that are available in the United States…I felt like I’d left things undone.”

The 69-year-old says though he doesn’t have any symptoms of the virus so far he plans to be in isolation for 21 days which is the incubation period for the disease.

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