A freelance cameraman with NBC News who was stricken with Ebola, has returned to the U.S. for treatment, reports NBCNews.com.
Ashoka Mukpo was given assistance when he walked into a specially equipped plane on Sunday in Liberia, the story says. The plane refueled in Bangor, Maine, before it continued on to Omaha, where Mukpo will receive treatment at a hospital.
“Mukpo, 33, is the fifth American diagnosed with Ebola. He was hired Tuesday to be a second cameraman for NBC News Chief Medical Editor and Correspondent Dr. Nancy Snyderman,” the story notes.
Mukpo’s father, Dr. Mitchell Levy, said his son was feeling “not that ill.” The Nebraska Medical Center also treated one of the other Americans diagnosed with Ebola, physician Rick Sacra, and is considered to be one of the few facilities in the U.S. with expertise in Ebola.