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Virginia Paramedic Returns to Work After Near-Death Experience With COVID-19

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A Loudoun County, Virginia, volunteer paramedic is back on the job after recovering from COVID-19.

Lt. Sam Neglia contracted the coronavirus from a patient while on the job in June.

He isolated himself at home until he realized he needed hospital care and was put on a ventilator.

Neglia was sedated for 11 days.

During that time his family made a critical decision to treat him with convalescent plasma.

Neglia believes it saved his life.

Twenty-eight days later he left the hospital and was back at work in July with the Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad.

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