Cuban Doctor Returns to Havana After Successful Battle With Ebola

by Kalyani Thivakaran on  December 8, 2014 at 5:31 PM Tropical Disease News
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Cuban doctor returned to Havana on Saturday after being cured, in a Swiss hospital, of Ebola contracted while deployed in Sierra Leone.

Felix Baez Sarria arrived via Paris on an Air France aircraft and was received by Cuban Health Minister Roberto Morales.
 Cuban Doctor Returns to Havana After Successful Battle With Ebola
Cuban Doctor Returns to Havana After Successful Battle With Ebola

Wearing a blue shirt and walking under his own power, Baez appeared to be in good health.

The 43-year-old doctor, who specializes in internal medicine at a military hospital in Havana, contracted Ebola while deployed to help people infected with the disease in the West African country.

He developed symptoms of the often fatal disease on November 16 and was transferred to a Geneva hospital five days later.

The hospital said he recovered after treatment with experimental drugs.


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