Cuban doctor arrives in Switzerland for Ebola aid
21 November 2014, 13:22
Berlin - A Cuban doctor who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone has arrived in Switzerland for treatment.
The Swiss news agency SDA reported 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.
Read also: WHO: Ebola transmission 'intense' in Sierra Leone
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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