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NBC photojournalist, 5th American with Ebola, returns to U.S.

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — NBC News says a plane carrying an American photojournalist who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia has landed in Bangor, Maine, to refuel before it heads to Nebraska, where he’ll be treated.

The network says the specially-equipped plane carrying its freelancer, 33-year-old Ashoka Mukpo, left Liberia Sunday evening. It is expected to land in Omaha later Monday, where Mukpo will be taken to the Nebraska Medical Center’s specialized isolation unit.

Mukpo is the fifth American to return 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.

A Liberian man with Ebola is in critical condition at a Dallas hospital. He was visiting the U.S. when he started showing symptoms of the disease.