Journalist feels fortunate to recover from Ebola

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Posted: Oct 21, 2014 12:18 PM

OMAHA, Neb. (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 (ah-SHOH'-kuh MUK'-poh) made several comments about Ebola on Twitter Monday.

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."