Cuban doctor cure from Ebola will return to Africa
- Submitted by: Camila
- Health and Medicine
- 12 / 30 / 2014
Cuban doctor Felix Baez Sarria, who was infected with Ebola in November, Sierra Leone, and was treated until complete recovery in a hospital in Geneva, said will return to Africa in early January 2015.
Baez, 43, a specialist in internal medicine, said his recovery has been good. "I feel very well from the point of physically and emotionally, recovery has been good, I am resting, enjoying the company of family."
The Government has sent some 255 health professionals to West Africa to treat sick from Ebola epidemic that left 7,693 dead and 19,695 infected until last week, according to figures from the World Health Organization (WHO).
A WHO proposal, Baez was transferred to Geneva Cantonal University Hospital where, as explained in November the director of the Institute of Tropical Medicine Pedro Kouri, Jorge Pérez, was attended by nine nurses and three physicians 24 hours a day.
"I remember waking me and say, 'How are you feeling?', And 'what are you laughing?'. 'Do not worry, I feel good," answered to them. I really helped the warmth that gave me more one of the doctors and nurses who treated me," Baez said.
Professionals sent by the Government to West Africa, 165 are in Sierra Leone, another 53 were deployed in Liberia and 38 are in Guinea Conakry.
Source: Diario de Cuba