Chicago freelance journalist being monitored for Ebola
Posted: Oct 30, 2014 6:40 PM EDT | Updated: Oct 31, 2014 1:29 PM EDT
As of now, the freelance journalist says he is not showing any signs or symptoms for the deadly virus.
Three times each day, Marcus DiPola gets his temperature checked by nurses at his home.
When nurses cannot make it to Dipola's home, he records the temperature himself and calls it in to the hospital.
He says he did not have any direct contact with Ebola patients when he was reporting.
“As a reporter, the rule is if you're close enough to need PPE, which is the space suits, you're too close, and you have to back up. I never got close enough to anybody to wear PPE,” says DiPola.
For the next two weeks, he will continue to be monitored.