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American Ebola doctor remains in isolation in Tennessee


American Ebola doctor remains in isolation in Tennessee

By Rebecca Lewis. CREATED Aug 4, 2014

A retired American doctor, who was working with Ebola patients in West Africa, has returned to the United States and put himself in isolation.

Alan Jamison sits self-imposed quarantine in his home in Morristown, Tennessee.
Last month he volunteered to work with Medical Teams International (MTI) to treat Ebola patients in the same Liberian hospital where American doctor Kent Brantly contracted the deadly virus.
The 69-year-old Jamison says though he doesn't have any symptoms of the virus so far, he plans to be in isolation for 21 days. That is the incubation period for the disease.
His last contact with an Ebola patient was July 19.
“I was not concerned that I was contagious when I left Africa, and not concerned at this time because I have no symptoms of the disease,” Jamison told CNN.
His daughter picked him up from the airport upon his return to the United States, but Jamison says he hasn't had contact with anyone else since his isolation started on July 25.
"MTI declined to discuss details of how Jamison traveled back to the United States, including whether he was on a commercial flight," CNN reports.

Brantly, meanwhile, arrived in Georgia on Saturday aboard a specially equipped plane and is now being housed at Emory University Hospital.