R.I. man with Ebola expected to head home soon

October 21, 2014 12:01 AM

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R.I. man with Ebola expected to head home soon

The Rhode Island man who contracted Ebola in Liberia is doing well and may be discharged later this week, said Dr. Mark E. Rupp, an infectious disease specialist at the Nebraska Medical Center.

Ashoka Mukpo, 33, has been treated in the medical center’s biocontainment unit since Oct. 6. He became infected a day after signing a contract with NBC News as a cameraman, but had been in Liberia since early September working as a freelance photographer and writer.

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