OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- An American video journalist who has recovered from Ebola will be released soon from an Omaha hospital.
The Nebraska Medical Center says Ashoka Mukpo is scheduled to be discharged Wednesday morning from the hospital's biocontainment unit. Medical staff involved in his care plan to speak about his recovery at a news conference Wednesday morning.
The hospital said Tuesday that Mukpo's blood tested negative for the virus. He arrived at the Nebraska Medical Center on Oct. 6 and was the second Ebola patient to be treated there. The first, Dr. Rick Sacra, has also recovered.
Mukpo, of Providence, Rhode Island, contracted the virus while working in Liberia as a freelance cameraman for NBC News and other media outlets.
Just got my results. 3 consecutive days negative. Ebola free and feeling so blessed. I fought and won, with lots of help. Amazing feeling— ashoka (@unkyoka) October 21, 2014
The knowledge that there's no more virus in my blood is a profound relief. I'm so lucky. Wish everyone who got sick could feel this.— ashoka (@unkyoka) October 21, 2014
Still thinking about those nurses. Look forward to the day you two get news like this too...— ashoka (@unkyoka) October 21, 2014