Cuban Ebola-Stricken Doctor Reported Out of Danger

Cuban Doctor Félix Báez, who was infected with Ebola virus in Sierra Leone, is recovering at a fast pace and is likely to be released from the Geneva University Hospital soon, Doctor Jorge Perez revealed.

In an interview with Prensa Latina, the Director of the Institute of Tropical Medicine Pedro Kouri (IPK) said Baez is out of danger, on a very good state of mind and wishing to return to Sierra Leone to continue saving lives once he fully recovers in Cuba.

Baez, from the Henry Reeve contingent, was transferred to Geneva on November 20 as proposed by the World Health Organization.

He had fever and suffered great confusion and 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 started to improve on a daily basis.

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

The Cuban official highlighted the role played by the WHO and the attention given to the patient in Geneva, with respect, love, affection and professionalism by a team of three doctors and nine nurses with him every day.

He also appreciated the messages sent to Baez by his relatives, comrades in Sierra Leone and all the Cuban people, and extolled the patient’s humane and revolutionary spirit as he has repeatedly expressed his interest to continue fighting Ebola in Africa.

“We have all win this battle. We saved a brother and this is something to be proud of on occasion of the Day of Latin American Medicine tomorrow. ” said Perez.

The Director of IPK sent a message to all health professionals working in other countries worldwide and in Cuba to improve the health and thus the quality of life of the population.

Written  by Escambray, Cuba Sí

December 3, 2014

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