Close U.S. doctor claims he survived Ebola over 30 years ago In 1972, Tom Cairns was working as a missionary doctor in Africa when he came down with a severe illness. Years later, he now believes he was the first non-African to survive the Ebola virus. WKYC 10:01 AM. EST August 04, 2014 JOIN THE CONVERSATION To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Leave a Comment TRENDING VIDEOS Biggest Winner: Cleveland Clinic Team Cancer Building Punishment gone too far? Mother beats daughter on Facebook live Abused Pit Bull gets second chance Coping with early onset Alzheimer's disease Ice bucket challenges leads to ALS discovery Ways To Save: Backyard Bargains Growing demand for truck drivers Players swarm local cemetery for Pokemon Go First bank robbery in South Russell history UH first in Ohio to use proton therapy More Stories Obama: 'There has never been a man or a woman more… Jul 27, 2016, 5:39 p.m. Three shot in Cleveland overnight, including 10-year-old Jul 28, 2016, 2:13 a.m. Kaine accepts VP nod, blasts Trump as untrustworthy Jul 27, 2016, 9:52 p.m.