East Tennessee doctor quarantines himself after work with Ebola patients

East Tennessee doctor quarantines himself after work with Ebola patients

August 5th, 2014 by The Tennessean in Local - Breaking News

This photo provided by the CDC shows an ebola Virus.

Photo by Associated Press/Times Free Press.

An East Tennessee doctor who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in West Africa has voluntarily quarantined himself inside his home, and a local expert says it's an admirable move, but probably unnecessary.

Dr. Alan Jamison of Morristown - a city about three-and-a-half hours east of Nashville - recently returned from West Africa where he was working with Medical Teams International to treat Ebola patients. He is staying in his house, avoiding contact with the outside world until he is sure he does not have the virus.

Medical Teams International, an Oregon-based organization that dispatches groups of volunteers across the world to combat medical disasters, has been working in areas affected by the Ebola outbreak for several months.

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