The freelance cameraman who contracted Ebola while working with NBC in Liberia is now disease free, he tweeted today.
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Ashoka Mukpo was transported from Liberia to the Nebraska Medical Center's biocontainment center on Oct. 6.
The medical center announced today that he was free of the disease and would be released from the hospital on Wednesday.
The 33-year-old made the announcement himself, tweeting that he is "Ebola free and feeling so blessed."
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
Throughout his treatment he opened up via Twitter about how he still is not sure how he contracted the disease but does not regret going to Liberia to help spread the word about Ebola's impact on west Africa.
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.— ashoka (@unkyoka) October 20, 2014
He wrote about the "endless debt, endless gratitude" he owes to his supporters, mentioning how the head of Doctors Without Borders' burial team took time to visit Mukpo while he was still being treated in Liberia.
For the record - no idea how I got it. It was something fluky. My best guess is I touched a surface and didn't chlorinate fast enough.— ashoka (@unkyoka) October 20, 2014
I was around a lot of sick people the week before I got sick. Thought I was keeping a good distance, wish I knew exactly what went wrong.— ashoka (@unkyoka) October 20, 2014
But I don't regret going to Liberia to cover the crisis. That country was a second home to me and I had to help raise the alarm.— ashoka (@unkyoka) October 20, 2014
I'll have time to say more the next few weeks, but for now, I'm in awe of my good fortune. I'm a very very lucky person. #blessed— ashoka (@unkyoka) October 20, 2014