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Cuban alloy to be flown to Geneva for Ebola care: Swiss


GENEVA (Reuters) – A Cuban alloy putrescent with Ebola in Sierra Leone will be flown to Switzerland in a subsequent 48 hours for hospitalization in Geneva, Swiss health authorities pronounced on Wednesday.

The doctor, identified by Cuba’s central website Cubadebate on Tuesday as Felix Baez, is one of 165 Cuban doctors and nurses treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone. He is a initial of a group, deployed given early October, famous to be infected.

He is being evacuated from a West African nation by a private American carrier, with a assistance of a World Health Organization (WHO), a Swiss Federal Office of Public Health pronounced in a statement. The WHO pronounced it had no criticism on a case.

“The University Hospital of Geneva, where he will be brought, is prepared to acknowledge him in suitability with long-established procedures that will safeguard a confidence of all staff and patients,” a Swiss matter said.

A Geneva alloy specializing in spreading diseases is organizing his caring in a special sanatorium room apart from other wards and outpatient clinics during a downtown hospital, it said. “The Swiss race is not during any risk.”

Hospital staff have been lerned and rehearsed procedures to put on and mislay protecting gear, a Swiss matter said.

Switzerland has offering to provide general health workers being evacuated with a pathogen in Geneva, home of many general organizations, including a WHO, it said.

Geneva is one of dual Swiss hospitals conducting trials of initial vaccines opposite a virus, that has killed 5,177 people in 8 countries. The NewLink vaccine, grown by Canada, is being tested in Geneva, while a GlaxoSmithKline vaccine is being tested in Lausanne.

(Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay; Editing by Angus MacSwan)

Article source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/19/us-health-ebola-cuba-geneva-idUSKCN0J31QC20141119

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