Cuban doctor infected with Ebola is receiving a first level treatment
- Submitted by: Camila
- Health and Medicine
- 11 / 25 / 2014
Felix Baez Sarria, Cuban doctor infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone receives a "first level treatment" at the University Hospital of Geneva, Switzerland, where his situation is followed by nine nurses and three physicians 24 hours a day.
"He's been very well attended," said the director of the Institute of Tropical Medicine Pedro Kouri, Jorge Pérez, who is in Switzerland. He gave no further details about the state of health. He explained that the University Hospital is responsible for disseminating information on his evolution and a new part is expected on Tuesday.
In recent press conference, the director of the University Hospital of Geneva, Bertrand Levrat said that in addition to staff working directly with Baez Sarria, there are "dozens of people" from different disciplines who are dedicated to him.
Levrat guaranteed that the hospital is implementing the highest security measures, all applicable to protocols cases like these and that "nobody is exposed, or medical personnel or the population."
The treatment chosen by the health care team is based on ZMapp, an experimental immune serum containing three monoclonal antibodies and was developed by the American company Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc., based in San Diego.
The drug has given encouraging results in other cases of foreign patients who were infected with Ebola in Africa. To complement this, Baez it’s been given the antiviral favipiravir.
Source: Diario de Cuba