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American Ebola doctor remains in isolation in Tennessee

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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 quarantine.

Alan Jamison sits self-imposed quarantine in his home in Morristown, Tennessee.

Just a week ago, he volunteered with Medical Teams International to treat Ebola patients in the same Liberian hospital where American doctor Kent Brantley contracted the deadly virus.

The 69-year-old said 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 two weeks ago.

His daughter picked him up from the airport upon his return to the United States, but Doctor Jamison said he hasn't had contact with anyone else since his isolation started on July 25.

Rebecca Lewis

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Rebecca Lewis is currently an Interactive Web Editor for ktnv.com and KTNV Mobile.