First Cuban Doctor Infected With Ebola in Sierra Leone
Felix Baez Sarria, one of dozens of sent to Sierra Leone to combat Ebola was diagnosed with the disease, as reported by media Cuba Cuban doctors.
It is the first known case of a health worker in Africa Cuban contracting the virus.
He is receiving medical attention from British colleagues that are in place, while waiting to be transferred to a special unit in Geneva, Switzerland, on the recommendation of the World Health Organization.
Cuba in October sent 250 health professionals to Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, the most affected by the outbreak that has killed more than 4,800 people.
It also keeps in Africa about 4,000 donors, including 2,269 physicians. In the current outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, the largest since the virus was discovered almost 40 years ago, have killed more than 5,000 people.
And according to the World Health Organization, more than 13,000 people have been infected.