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    Cuban doctor infected in Sierra Leone will be treated in Geneva (Original article in French)

    Google approximate translation (https://translate.google.com/transla...389&edit-text=):

    A Cuban doctor who was infected with the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone, will be supported by the HUG within 48 hours from Wednesday afternoon.

    [snip]

    A private American company responsible for flight

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    "His condition is not critical," said the deputy director. "But the most important thing now is to evacuate on Geneva, quickly."

    [snip]

    Welcoming patients HUG will be directly in a negative pressure room for this purpose. It is situated in an isolated building of hospital and outpatient units.

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    Re: Switzerland - Geneva - Cuban doctor infected with ebola in Sierra Leone will be treated in Geneva

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifest...119-story.html
    By Tribune wire report
    ...
    A Geneva doctor specializing in infectious diseases will organize Baez's care in a special hospital room separate from other wards at University Hospital, the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health said.

    British and Cuban doctors treating Baez in Sierra Leone reduced his fever from 102.2 degrees Fahrenheit to 98.6 degrees F using the drug duralgina, said Perez, who has reviewed medical reports on Baez and has spoken to his
    "He sent information saying he doesn't remember how or where, doesn't know what his mistake may have been in getting infected," Perez said...
    “‘i love myself.’ the quietest. simplest. most powerful. revolution ever.” ---- nayyirah waheed

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    • #3
      Re: Switzerland - Geneva - Cuban doctor infected with ebola in Sierra Leone will be treated in Geneva

      Looks like the same hospital where a couple of ebola vaccines are undergoing fast-track testing:
      http://www.hug-ge.ch/centre-de-vacci.../ebola-vaccine
      “‘i love myself.’ the quietest. simplest. most powerful. revolution ever.” ---- nayyirah waheed

      Avatar: Franz Marc, Liegender Hund im Schnee 1911 (My posts are not intended as advice or professional assessments of any kind.)

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      • #4
        Re: Switzerland - Geneva - Cuban doctor infected with ebola in Sierra Leone will be treated in Geneva

        Emily, yes it's the same. There's only one public hospital in Geneva, and that's where University researchers operate, and also where this patient was taken as per a governmental request (WHO to Switzerland).

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        • #5
          Re: Switzerland - Geneva - Cuban doctor infected with ebola in Sierra Leone will be treated in Geneva

          The fate of the Cuban doctor infected with Ebola is uncertain (in French)

          Approximate Google translation


          ...

          Infectious disease specialists were then able to confirm that the Cuban doctor was indeed infected with the virus, informs the chief medical officer of the Department of Intensive Care, Jerome Pugin: "He has a big fever for five days as well as disorders of blood coagulation and breathing , but also intestinal disorders and mild dehydration "His condition is stable, but it is too early to make predictions:" Everything can change very quickly in one direction or the other . "

          HUG staff administered immediately upon arrival, an antibody treatment against the virus that has been "approved and fully developed Canada for many years,"

          ...

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            Re: Switzerland - Geneva - Cuban doctor infected with ebola in Sierra Leone will be treated in Geneva

            Un Ebola patient arrived in Geneva

            Video of the patient alighting from the plane and hospitalized in Geneva

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              Re: Switzerland - Geneva - Cuban doctor infected with ebola in Sierra Leone will be treated in Geneva

              Geneva, 25 November 2014

              The hospitalization of Dr Félix Báez at the University Hospitals of Geneva continues under good conditions; his health status is improving


              Since his admission to the University Hospitals of Geneva (HUG) on the night of 20 to 21 November 2014, Dr Félix Báez is receiving the best care and treatments available. Infected by the Ebola virus and repatriated from Sierra Leone, his condition is improving since Monday 24 November, and the medical team is reasonably optimistic. Although the evolution of his status is still uncertain, analyses have shown a significant decrease of the virus concentration in his blood. All measures continue to be taken to ensure the safety of all patients at the hospital, as well as the personnel in charge of his care.

              Hospitalized in a special room in an isolated area of the hospital, Dr Félix Báez is getting better and is starting to regain strength. He responds to the administered treatments and test results are encouraging. He continues to be treated only by staff trained for that specific task.

              Currently, the care of this patient constantly requires five people, including a specialist in infection prevention, who is in charge of supporting and supervising the dressing and undressing operations of the personnel and of ensuring strict implementation of the institutional recommendations for the management of Ebola patients. The HUG priority is to ensure the safety of all professionals.

              To cope with this situation, medical teams have been strengthened.

              Spontaneously, twenty caregivers specialized in intensive care and working in other areas of the hospital have volunteered.

              These professionals will join the intensive care unit to provide support for the treatment of other patients. However, they will not intervene in the care of Dr Félix Báez.

              Other measures have been taken at the emergencies and anaesthesia departments to reduce the burden on the intensive care unit. These measures allow the hospital to maintain all its services to all patients. "This outstanding team spirit uniting all professionals at the HUG is remarkable", says Bertrand Levrat, Director of the HUG. "The exceptional mobilization of caregivers demonstrates unwavering professionalism and motivation."

              ...
              http://www.hug-ge.ch/communiques-de-presse
              "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
              -Nelson Mandela

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              • #8
                Re: Switzerland - Cuban doctor infected with ebola in Sierra Leone treated in Geneva

                Press release
                Date 06.12.2014

                The Cuban doctor treated at the University Hospitals
                of Geneva (HUG) has fully recovered and left Switzerland


                Hospitalized at the University Hospitals of Geneva (HUG) since 21 November 2014, the patient suffering from Ebola virus disease has fully recovered after receiving the best care and treatments available and is released from hospital. He left Switzerland on 6 December to be reunited with his family. The Federal Office of Public Health welcomes the healing of this doctor involved in the fight against Ebola disease, and thanks the HUG medical and nursing staff for their commitment.

                On 19 November, the Federal Office of Public Health and the Chief Medical Officer of Geneva Canton had responded positively to the request of the World Health Organization, based in Geneva, to welcome a Cuban doctor infected by the Ebola virus, who had to be evacuated from Sierra Leone. After his safe transfer from Geneva International Airport to the HUG, this patient was hospitalized for 16 days in a special room in an isolated area of the hospital. A staff team trained for that specific purpose then provided him with the best care and treatments available.

                The latest analyses, carried out this week and twice confirmed, showed that he is cured and therefore in a position to leave the hospital. Upon his departure, the patient expressed his gratitude to all caregivers. The HUG would like to thank their staff, who have showed unwavering professionalism and commitment.

                “At no time the Geneva population has been exposed to any risk of transmission of the disease”, underlines Prof. Jacques-André Romand, the Chief Medical Officer of the Canton of Geneva underlines. “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.”

                This first case of treatment of a patient with Ebola virus disease in Switzerland demonstrates that the preparation of the national and cantonal authorities, and of the hospitals, has proven useful in providing support and treatment for a patient. Currently, there are no further requests for the transfer to Switzerland of any person infected or potentially infected by Ebola virus.

                http://www.hug-ge.ch/communiques-de-presse
                "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                -Nelson Mandela

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                • #9
                  Re: Switzerland - Cuban doctor infected with ebola in Sierra Leone treated in Geneva - fully recovered and left Switzerland

                  http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/...239_story.html
                  http://img.washingtonpost.com/rf/ima...EeSCQYzAo2cCOQ
                  Cuban doctor Felix Baez Sarria, who contracted Ebola while on an aid mission in Sierra Leona, second from right, smiles as he poses for photos with his wife Vania Ferre, son Alejandro Felix, left, and Dr. Jorge Perez upon arrival to Havana, Cuba, Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. Baez, 43, is among 165 Cuban medical personnel sent to Sierra Leone to fight the disease. He showed symptoms of Ebola on Nov. 16 and was brought to Switzerland for treatment with the experimental drug ZMapp. (Ramon Espinosa, Pool/Associated Press)
                  “‘i love myself.’ the quietest. simplest. most powerful. revolution ever.” ---- nayyirah waheed

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                  • #10
                    Translation Google

                    Cuban doctor who contracted Ebola is back in Sierra Leone

                    Posted on January 14, 2015
                    by Café Fuerte in Cuba

                    The Cuban doctor Felix Baez Sarria kept his promise and is now back in Africa to continue the battle against Ebola.

                    Baez, who surpassed Ebola infection after undergoing specialized treatment in Switzerland, is back in Sierra Leone to continue facing the deadly disease with colleagues, said Wednesday Pichy Dr. Vigil Fonseca, member of the Cuban medical contingent .

                    Baez, 43, was der since 6 December in Cuba after being discharged from the Cantonal University Hospital of Geneva (HUG), where he was treated and cured of the disease.

                    His first statements to arrive in Havana was to ratify its "commitment to the Revolution and the [Communist] Party" and ensure it was decided to return to the medical mission.

                    A finish what he started

                    "I return to Sierra Leone and finish what I started," he said in a meeting held with journalists in a hall of the "José Martí International Airport. And so he did.

                    Baez sick of Ebola in Sierra Leone on 16 November and was rushed to Geneva five days later, suffering severe gastrointestinal and respiratory problems, and severe diarrhea that forced doctors to moisturize up to 12 liters of liquid. His care in the HUG was based on a double experimental treatment ZMab and Favipiravir two next-generation drugs are proving effective in dealing with the disease.

                    His improvement was gradual and ostensible since it began intensive treatment in Geneva, which was responsible for between 40 and 50 people. The cost of treatment was assumed by the World Health Organization (WHO).

                    Baez is a specialist in Internal Medicine at the Military Hospital "Carlos J. Finlay" of Havana. He went first to Sierra Leone on October 2 as part of the International Brigade "Henry Reeve" sent by Cuba, in coordination with WHO, to assist patients with the virus.

                    In Sierra Leone were sent 165 of the 256 doctors health professionals deployed to Africa to fight Ebola.

                    http://cafefuerte.com/cuba/21236-med...-sierra-leona/
                    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                    -Nelson Mandela

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