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5th US Ebola Patient Traveling From Africa For Treatment

5th US Ebola Patient Traveling From Africa For Treatment

An American photojournalist who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia is on his way back to the U.S. for treatment.

An American photojournalist who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia is on his way back to the U.S. for treatment.

Ashoka Mukpo will be the second Ebola patient to be treated at the Nebraska Medical Center’s specialized isolation unit.

The 33-year-old Mukpo was working in Liberia as a freelance cameraman for NBC News when he became ill last week.

Mukpo started his journey to the U.S. Sunday evening and that he will arrive Monday morning.

Ebola Patient Traveling From Africa

Ebola Patient Traveling From Africa

Hospital officials say they expect an Ebola patient to arrive Monday, but have declined to provide a name. Mukpo’s relatives in Rhode Island say he will be treated in Omaha.

The World Health Organization estimates that the latest Ebola outbreak has killed more than 3,400 people in West Africa.

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