US journalist to head home after Ebola recovery

2014-10-22 16:04


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Omaha - An American video journalist who has recovered from Ebola will be released soon from a hospital in Omaha, Nebraska.

The Nebraska Medical Center says Ashoka Mukpo is scheduled to be discharged on Wednesday morning from the hospital's bio-containment unit.

Medical staff involved in his care plan to speak about his recovery at a news conference.

The hospital said on Tuesday that Mukpo's blood tested negative for the virus. He arrived at the Nebraska Medical Centre on 6 October 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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