U.S. journalist returns home after Ebola recovery

Associated Press

Providence, R.I. — An American video journalist who recovered from Ebola is home in Rhode Island.

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 in Providence.

Levy also says his son plans to continue his recovery for a few days before reaching out to the media to share his story. He says the family is thankful for everyone’s support.

Mukpo arrived at the Nebraska hospital Oct. 6 and was the second Ebola patient to be treated there.