Cuban doctor free of Ebola and to be released soon: media

December 5, 2014 7:16 PM

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Cuban doctor free of Ebola and to be released soon: media

HAVANA (Reuters) - A Cuban doctor who contracted Ebola while treating patients in Sierra Leone will be released from a Geneva hospital soon and return to Cuba after doctors found he was free of the virus, official media reported on Friday.

Felix Baez, 43, is one of 256 Cuban doctors and nurses who have gone to West Africa to treat patients from the worst Ebola outbreak on record, which has killed more than 6,000 people. The Cuban commitment has won broad wide international praise for the poor, Caribbean island.

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