American Ebola Survivor

By: WILX
By: WILX

A Minnesota doctor believes he may be the first non-African to survive ebola.

In 1972, Tom Cairns spent time as a missionary doctor in Zaire and got sick,, with a high fever, vomiting and body aches.

Ebola virus wouldn't get its name until four years later and cairns says that's when a test from the c-d-c showed he'd survived it.

Cairns says his blood is currently stored in Atlanta to help fight the virus.


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