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UPDATE: Journalist with Ebola arrives at Nebraska hospital


JOSH FUNK

Associated Press

    

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - An American video journalist who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia has arrived at a Nebraska hospital where he will be treated.

    

The ambulance carrying 33-year-old Ashoka Mukpo (ah-SHOH'-kuh MOOK'-poh) pulled up to a receiving bay at the Nebraska Medical Center's on Monday. The area isn't visible from the street, but the driver was wearing head-to-toe protective gear as the ambulance drove past.

    

Mukpo will be treated in the hospital's specialized isolation unit.

    

He is the fifth American to return to the United States for treatment since the start of the latest Ebola outbreak, which the World Health Organization estimates has killed more than 3,400 people.

    

Meanwhile, a Liberian man with Ebola who started showing symptoms while visiting the U.S. is in critical condition at a Dallas hospital.

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A specially equipped plane carrying an American photojournalist who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia has landed in Nebraska, where he will be treated.

The plane carrying Ashoka Mukpo (ah-SHOH'-kuh MOOK'-poh) landed at Eppley Airfield in Omaha shortly before 8 a.m. Monday. It left Liberia Sunday evening and landed in Maine to refuel before making the journey's final leg.

Mukpo was working as a freelance cameraman for NBC News when he became ill last week. He will be treated at the Nebraska Medical Center's specialized isolation unit.

Mukpo is the fifth American to return to the U.S. after contracting Ebola during the latest outbreak in West Africa. A Liberian man with Ebola who started showing symptoms while visiting Dallas is hospitalized in critical condition.

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