Cuban dr survives Ebola after experimental treatment. Hope is gonna win

I am proud of the fact that I and the BBC kept publishing about Ebola. It was needed! The new AIDS can kill 50% of us all but 89% of the countries forbid the press to talk.

CENSORSHIP WHILE PEOPLE DIE. GOVERMENTS PANIS IS NORMAL. I ASK ALL KEEP PUBLISHING!!!

THE WHO HAS AN EXPERIMENTAL DRUG THAT SAVES LIVES. MEANING THERE IS HOPE! WE MUST STAY ALERT AND FOCUSED. PASS IT ON!

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A Cuban doctor who recovered from Ebola after receiving experimental treatment in Switzerland has been welcomed back to Havana by relatives and officials.

Dr Felix Baez, 43, was the first of his country’s contingent of 250 doctors and nurses to have contracted Ebola in West Africa.

Dr Baez fell ill in Sierra Leone and was taken to Geneva a few days later, on 20 November.

At a Swiss hospital he was treated with a precursor Ebola drug, ZMapp.

He was also given an untested Japanese flu drug.

The hospital says Dr Baez has made a full recovery.

Medical diplomacy

The Cuban contingent of medical workers is the largest sent by any country in the fight against the epidemic.

More than 5,000 people have died in the current Ebola outbreak – almost all of them in West Africa.

The contribution has won the Caribbean island international praise.

It has also focused attention on Cuba’s programme of medical diplomacy.

The scheme frequently deploys teams of doctors and nurses, in some cases to provide humanitarian relief, other times in exchange for cash or goods, says the BBC’s Barbara Plett Usher in Havana.