NBC News Freelancer Wants Focus on Ebola in Africa

Ashoka Mukpo's parents told NBC News that although all eyes have been on the NBC News freelancer, he would much rather the attention be turned to West Africa -- where more than 4,000 people have died. “He went there with the idea of shedding light on the pain and suffering that this epidemic has caused to the Liberian people and now the light is being shown on him for what’s going on,” Dr. Mitchell Levy, Mukpo's father, said Tuesday. Mukpo's family said that the 33-year-old, who was diagnosed on October 2 has greatly improved, and even well enough to Tweet his gratitude for the "good vibes."

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