A Cuban doctor, Felix Baez, 43, who was cured of Ebola after contracting it in Sierra Leone said he will go back to West Africa to fight the deadly virus in January after ensuring he is fully recovered.
Baez said, "I was always convinced I would overcome this disease and I told my colleagues 'don't worry, I'll return. I feel very well physically and emotionally. My recovery has been good. I'm resting and enjoying the company of my family."
AdvertisementBaez developed symptoms of Ebola in Sierra Leone on November 16 and was transferred to Switzerland for treatment four days later. He was given ZMab, a medication similar to the experimental ZMapp, and Favipiravir, a Japanese medication normally used to fight the flu. Baez returned to Havana on December 6 after being cured.
256 Cuban doctors and nurses have been sent to Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, the three countries hardest hit by Ebola.