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Ashoka Mukpo, American NBC Freelance Cameraman, Declared Ebola-Free

By    |   Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 02:23 PM

Ashoka Mukpo, the American freelance cameraman for NBC who was diagnosed with Ebola while working in Liberia, has been declared free of the disease.

Nebraska Medical Center, where Mukpo was being treated, said the 33-year-old was released from a biocontainment unit at the hospital on Wednesday, NBC News reported.

Tests for the virus in Mukpo’s blood were confirmed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to the report. Mukpo is one of eight Americans to have been diagnosed with Ebola.

Mukpo posted about his recovery on Twitter on Tuesday, and said his blood tested negative for the virus for three consecutive days.



The Providence, Rhode Island, man was working with a team, which included NBC chief medical correspondent Dr. Nancy Snyderman, when he tested positive for Ebola in Liberia, CNN reported.

He was diagnosed on Oct. 2 and arrived at Nebraska Medical Center on Oct. 6, where his treatment included a blood donation from Dr. Kent Brantly, the first American to be diagnosed with Ebola, and an experimental drug called brincidofovir, Time reported.

"After enduring weeks where it was unclear whether I would survive, I’m walking out of the hospital on my own power, free from Ebola. This blessing is in no small measure a result of the world class care I received at the Nebraska Medical Center," Mukpo said in a statement, according to NBC News.

Dallas nurse Nina Pham, who is being treated for Ebola at a National Institutes for Health specialist facility in Bethesda, Maryland, was upgraded from fair to good condition this week, The Guardian reported.

Mukpo tweeted well wishes for Pham and another nurse, Amber Vinson, who is being treated at Emory University hospital in Atlanta.


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