The NBC videographer that was diagnosed with Ebola while doing freelance work for NBC in Liberia is now Ebola-free. The CDC confirmed that Ashoka Mukpo had a negative blood test that proves that the virus is not in his bloodstream anymore, Yahoo reports. Mukpo has been released from Nebraska Medical Center where he had been receiving care since Oct. 6th after being evacuated from West Africa.
“Recovering from Ebola is a truly humbling feeling,” said the 33-year-old in a statement. “Too many are not as fortunate and lucky as I’ve been. I’m very happy to be alive. Too many are not as fortunate and lucky as I’ve been. I’m very happy to be alive.”
Mukpo was in Monrovia, Liberia covering the Ebola crisis for NBC when he became infected but is not sure of how he contracted the virus.
“I was around a lot of sick people the week before I got sick. I thought I was keeping a good distance and wish I knew exactly what went wrong.”
Mukpo will be addressing the media soon.