U.S. Journalist Home After Ebola Treatment
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (AP) — An American video journalist who recovered from Ebola is back home.
Ashoka Mukpo contracted the virus while working in Liberia as a freelance cameraman for NBC and other media outlets. The 33-year-old Mukpo was released from the Nebraska Medical Center’s biocontainment unit Wednesday and flew back to Rhode Island by private charter later that night with his father and girlfriend.
Dr. Mitchell Levy said Thursday his son is doing well and it’s wonderful to have him home.
“We’re so happy,” Levy said.
Levy also said his son plans to continue his recovery for a few days before reaching out to the media to share his story. He said the family is thankful for everyone’s support.
“Now that Ashoka is back again and gaining his health, I think he wants to speak for himself,” Levy added.