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Cuban doctor cured of Ebola in Switzerland heads home

Published:Saturday | December 6, 2014 | 10:00 AM


A Swiss hospital says a Cuban doctor whom it successfully treated for Ebola has left Switzerland to be reunited with his family.

Felix Baez Sarria contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone and was flown to Geneva for treatment on November 20.

The Geneva University Hospital said Baez left the country today after tests carried out this week showed that he was cured.

The chief medical officer of Geneva canton (state), Jacques-Andre Romand, said in a statement that "the total recovery of the patient, confirmed by thorough laboratory tests, now allows him to leave the country and travel with no risk of contagion."

Baez, a member of a medical team Cuba sent to Sierra Leone, caught the disease when he rushed to help a patient who was falling over.

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