June 19, 2021

Ebola Infected Doctor Reported in Stable Conditions

Cuban Doctor Felix Baez Sarrias, who got the Ebola virus during his work as part of the Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade in Sierra Leone, is in stable conditions, though he feels very tired, said the head of the intensive care unit at Geneva’s Cantonal Hospital, Doctor Jerome Pugin. Doctor Pugin told reporters that it …

Cuban Doctor Felix Baez Sarrias, who got the Ebola virus during his work as part of the Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade in Sierra Leone, is in stable conditions, though he feels very tired, said the head of the intensive care unit at Geneva’s Cantonal Hospital, Doctor Jerome Pugin.

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Doctor Pugin told reporters that it is difficult to predict how Felix, 43, will progress because his health condition may change rapidly by explaining that the patient may improve or worsen as it happens in the case of hemorrhagic diseases.

According to EFE news agency, the patient began to be experimentally treated with the medication known as Zimapp, which has been administered to other foreign patients who, over the past few months, have got the Ebola virus in western Africa, with results considered as promising.

The Cuban internationalist doctor arrived in Geneva on Thursday to be treated for Ebola, in a section of the Geneva-based university hospital, specialized in highly infectious diseases. The treatment the doctor is receiving in Geneva is in tune with an accord between the World Health Organization and Cuba to treat the island’s medical personnel currently meeting assignments in other countries.


Texto de Cuban News Agency

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