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Cuban Doctor in Liberia Optimistic about Success of Ebola Fight

Monrovia, November 26 (RHC)-- Cuban doctor Ronald Hernandez, a member of the medical brigade fighting Ebola in Liberia, expressed his optimism about the success of their mission in that western African nation.

In statements to Radio Havana Cuba via telephone, Hernandez recalled that the Cuban brigade marked its first month in Liberia and that the island´s medical personnel is closely following the indications given to minimize any risk to get infected with the virus.

The doctor said that on November 19th, the brigade members began to work in a recently inaugurated special care unit with 200 beds. We are working from daybreak to 10 p.m. in the night in 8-hour shifts made up of one doctor and two nurses.

Meanwhile, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday that Ebola cases have not continued to increase in an exponential manner in Liberia and Guinea, where along with Sierra Leone the virus has killed over 5,400 people.

“We have noticed that the number of cases is no longer increasing exponentially in Liberia or in Guinea… and in the Guinean capital Konakry, we are seeing a situation tending to stabilization” said Tarik Jasarevic, spokesperson with the World Health Organization.

This progress means that what we did has worked, said the spokesperson referring to the international response against Ebola.

Edited by Ivan Martínez
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