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Published: Oct 6, 2014
[VIDEOS] 5th American With Ebola Returning From Liberia; Sierra Leone Records 81 New Cases in Single Day
by Maria Gomez


[VIDEOS] 5th American With Ebola Returning From Liberia; Sierra Leone Records 81 New Cases in Single Day, A freelance cameraman who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia is expected to arrive Monday in Nebraska where he will be treated for the virus that has ravaged West Africa.

Ashoka Mukpo, 33, will be the second Ebola patient to be treated at the Nebraska Medical Center's specialized isolation unit. Mukpo was working in Liberia as a freelance cameraman for Dr. Nancy Snyderman, who is in Monrovia, Liberia covering the outbreak for NBC News when he became ill last week.
Sierra Leone recorded 121 deaths

Sierra Leone recorded 121 deaths from Ebola and scores of new infections in one of the single deadliest days since the disease appeared in the West African country more than four months ago, government health statistics showed on Sunday. The figures, which covered the period through Saturday, put the total number of deaths at 678, up from 557 the day before. The daily statistics compiled by Sierra Leone's Emergency Operations Centre also showed 81 new cases of the hemorrhagic fever.

Ebola was first reported in Guinea in March and has since spread to neighboring Liberia and Sierra Leone in what has become the worst epidemic of the disease since Ebola was identified in 1976.

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