Ebola: Cuban doctor arrives in Switzerland for treatment

Berlin: A Cuban doctor who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone has arrived in Switzerland for treatment.

 Ebola: Cuban doctor arrives in Switzerland for treatment

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The Swiss news agency SDA reported on Friday that Felix Baez Sarria arrived on a flight overnight and was transported in a specially outfitted ambulance with a police escort to Geneva University Hospital.

Geneva Canton Dr. Jacques-Andre Romand told the news agency that the 43-year-old Baez was able to disembark the plane on his own, and wore a protective suit and mask.

The doctor's treatment in Switzerland was organized by the World Health Organization.

Cuba sent a 165-member medical team to Sierra Leone to help in the fight against the Ebola epidemic.


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Updated Date: Nov 21, 2014 14:04:43 IST