11/10/2014 10:45 am ET Updated Nov 10, 2014

Lara Logan Self-Quarantines Following Trip To Liberian Ebola Hospital

CBS News' Lara Logan has quarantined herself in a hotel room in her native South Africa after traveling to Liberia to cover the Ebola epidemic.

Logan spoke with her colleague Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson via FaceTime on "60 Minutes Overtime" to shed light on the importance of quarantines following a trip to any country battling the disease.

"It's because we wanted to try and -- as much as possible -- minimize our exposure to anybody while we still had to get our piece done," she said. "We were very mindful of the fact that this 21-day period after you've been in an Ebola effected country is very important to everybody."

CBS News's Scott Pelley introduced Logan's piece Sunday night, adding that the anchor was still under quarantine.

Logan also went into some detail about the horror she witnessed while reporting in Liberia, often fighting back tears.

"It's really been hard on all of us, not just on me," she said. "The scale of this tragedy and the brutality of this virus, the way it tears through families. And all the children, there's so many children, and such little children, of course that's also one of the things that tears at your heart."

Logan's self-quarantine comes just weeks after an NBC News crew returning from Liberia was ordered into isolation following a failure to voluntarily confine themselves. Logan described some of the precautions her team took to protect themselves, including being sprayed with chlorine and closely monitored "every minute of the day."



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