CBS journalist Lara Logan quarantined over Ebola fears after '60 Minutes' report from Liberia



By RYAN GORMAN

CBS reporter Lara Logan has been quarantined after filming a "60 Minutes" report from Ebola-ravaged Liberia.

Logan has voluntarily isolated herself for 21-days in a South Africa hotel room following production of the report that aired Sunday, she told CBS News.

She will be free to go as of this Friday, according to a web-only segment for "60 Minutes Overtime."

The report was one of only a handful Logan has filed since a taking a leave of absence from the iconic newsmagazine following the admission of several errors last fall in a report on the Benghazi scandal.

Logan and her crew have spent the past few weeks in isolation but not shown any symptoms of the potentially deadly virus, she explained. She detailed conditions around the country and at an American clinic meant to help treat Ebola patients

"One thing that strikes you when you arrive in the country is that the first thing you see is Liberian workers in the airport who are wearing face masks," she recalled. "Some of them wearing aprons.

"Before you can enter the terminal building, you have to wash your hands with chlorine."

Lara Logan On Self-Quarantine
Lara Logan On Self-Quarantine


Logan also spoke of the massive effort undertaken by Geoff Maberly, a member of the production crew, to keep the "60 Minutes" staff Ebola-free.

Geoff just watched us every minute of the day," Logan said. "[He] sprayed us with chlorine and disinfected everything: the drivers, the cars, the luggage - every time you got out, came out of somewhere."

Of the American-run clinic set up by International Medic Corps, Logan explained why she took the dangerous trip.

"We thought that the Americans who are working there -- who are with these people every day, who have chosen to be there -- could help bring to life the suffering of the Liberians through their own experiences," said the reporter.

Logan has reported mostly from war-torn regions in the Middle East during her extensive career on CBS. She compared Liberia to a war zone.

"You have to keep it together because that's your job, and you can't be here if you can't do that," she said. "But it's so heartbreaking. It's really been hard on all of us."



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