OMAHA, Neb. (CBS/AP) — An American video journalist with Ebola says he feels lucky to be recovering from the deadly virus, but it’s humbling to think about how many people have died from the disease in West Africa.
Ashoka Mukpo made several comments about Ebola on Twitter Monday.
“Recovering from Ebola is a truly humbling feeling. Too many are not as fortunate and lucky as I’ve been. I’m very happy to be alive,” Mukpo tweeted.
Mukpo has been treated at the Nebraska Medical Center since Oct. 6, and doctors have said he could be released by the end of the week if tests confirm he is free of the virus.
Mukpo, of Providence, Rhode Island, contracted Ebola while working in Liberia as a freelance cameraman for NBC and other media outlets.
He tweeted that he’s still not sure exactly how he caught the virus, but that he doesn’t regret returning to Liberia in September to “help raise the alarm.”
“I got so much support from so many people these last few weeks. Endless debt, endless gratitude,” Mukpo said.
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