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Cuban Ebola-Stricken Doctor Reported Out of Danger

Havana, December 3 (RHC) –- Cuban Doctor Félix Báez Sarría, who became infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone, is recovering at a fast pace and is likely to be released from the Geneva University Hospital soon, Cuban health authorities revealed.

In statements to Prensa Latina news agency, the Director of the Tropical Medicine Institute Pedro Kouri, Dr. Jorge Perez, said Baez is out of danger, in a very good state of mind and hoping to return to Sierra Leone to continue saving lives once he fully recovers in Cuba.

Baez, a member of Cuba's medical brigade in Sierra Leone, was transferred to Geneva on November 20th at the proposal of the World Health Organization. He had a fever and was very confused when he was admitted in an intensive care and isolation ward prepared in the said hospital, recalled Perez.

He added that Baez immediately got intravenous treatments, proper hydration and all the care he needed, and 48 hours later his condition had started to improve.

Perez said that Baez might be discharged from the hospital soon because he has been testing negative and everything is going back to normal.

The Cuban official highlighted the role played by the WHO and the Geneva hospital's staff. He particularly acknowledged the three doctors and nine nurses that with respect, love and affection stood by the Cuban doctor at every step of his recovery.


Edited by Ivan Martínez
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