Ebola Patient From Providence Set To Leave Liberia, Father Says

October 5, 2014 2:54 AM

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PROVIDENCE (CBS) — The father of the NBC News cameraman diagnosed with Ebola while working in West Africa says his son can’t wait to get back in the United States for treatment.

Ashoka Mukpo, a Providence native, contracted Ebola while working with a news crew in West Africa. His father, Dr. Mitchell Levy, tells WBZ NewsRadio 1030 that the State Department has arranged to fly Mukpo out of Liberia at 4:17 p.m. Eastern Standard Time Sunday.

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