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US journalist to head home after Ebola recovery

2 years 6 days 20 hours ago October 22, 2014 Oct 22, 2014 Wednesday, October 22 2014 October 22, 2014 12:51 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Hunter Robinson

OMAHA, NE - An American video journalist who has recovered from Ebola will be released soon from an Omaha hospital.

The Nebraska Medical Center says Ashoka Mukpo is scheduled to be discharged Wednesday morning from the hospital's biocontainment unit. Medical staff involved in his care plan to speak about his recovery at a news conference.

The hospital said Tuesday that Mukpo's blood tested negative for the virus. He arrived at the Nebraska Medical Center on Oct. 6 and was the second Ebola patient to be treated there. The first, Dr. Rick Sacra, has also recovered.

Mukpo, of Providence, Rhode Island, contracted the virus while working in Liberia as a freelance cameraman for NBC and other media outlets.

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