Ashoka Mukpo, an NBC News cameraman, became infected with Ebola last month. Now, he has been declared free of the disease and will be able to leave Nebraska Medical Center on Wednesday.
"The knowledge that there's no more virus in my blood is a profound relief,'' Mukpo tweeted on Tuesday. "I'm so lucky. Wish everyone who got sick could feel this.''
Mukpo, 33, will apparently go home to Rhode Island after his release. He was working in Liberia as a freelancer for NBC News when he became infected with Ebola, and he has been receiving treatment in Nebraska since Oct. 6. The hospital announced Tuesday that a blood test showed Mukpo was free of the disease.
Mukpo was treated with the experimental Ebola drug brincidofovir, and he also received a blood transfusion from Dr. Kent Brantly, another Ebola survivor from the United States. Dr. Brantly was treated with the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp. The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 4,500 people, according to estimates from the World Health Organization.