The NBC News cameraman who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia has been declared free of the virus, reports NBC News, citing the Nebraska Medical Center.
Ashoka Mukpo will be allowed to leave a biocontainment unit at the hospital today, Wednesday, the story adds. A blood test confirmed that Mukpo, 33, doesn’t have the virus in his bloodstream, allowing him to return to his home in Rhode Island.
“Recovering from Ebola is a truly humbling feeling,” Mukpo said, according to a report from the hospital. “Too many are not as fortunate and lucky as I’ve been. I’m very happy to be alive.”
Mukpo is one of eight Americans who have been diagnosed with the disease, while the current outbreak is believed to have led to the deaths of more than 4,500 people worldwide.