Cuban doctor infected with Ebola came to Geneva
- Submitted by: Camila
- Health and Medicine
- 11 / 21 / 2014
The Cuban doctor Felix Baez Sarria, infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone, arrived in Geneva on Thursday night to be treated at the University Hospital. The internal medicine specialist of 43 years old got off the plane walking and then climbed into an ambulance to be taken to hospital under police escort.
The move to Geneva went smoothly. The Cuban doctor is the first Ebola patient treated in the European country.
Arriving in Switzerland, Baez Sarria was supported by a medical team and was installed in a room with negative pressure (to regulate the entry and exit of air) in a separate building on the hospital wards and outpatient clinics.
The maximum health official in Geneva, Jacques-Andre Romand, said doctors decide on treatment Baez Sarria, which could include experimental drugs. "As soon as we know what happens if there is medication that can help him we will do that" he said.
The University Hospital has technology for treating patients with Ebola and safety standards are even higher than those required by the WHO. It also has extensive experience in the treatment of hemorrhagic fever similar to Ebola and boasts a world-class security.
Source: Diario de Cuba