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"Two days afterwards he was already much better," Geneva's chief medical officer Jacques-André Romand told Reuters, adding that the same drug had been sent to Rome to treat an Italian doctor battling the virus.
Baez was hospitalised in Geneva at the request of the World Health Organization, which is headquartered in the city, after he contracted the disease in Sierra Leone, one of the countries that has been worst hit by the outbreak.
Out of 138 health care workers who have caught the disease in Sierra Leone, 106 have died, a much higher fatality rate than among health care workers in neighbouring Guinea and Liberia, WHO data published on Wednesday showed.
Two more doctors died in Sierra Leone on Friday, a government and hospital source said.
Baez, Cuba's first Ebola patient and the first case of the disease in Switzerland, was treated in isolation in the Geneva hospital for 16 days. At no time was there any risk of transmission to the local population, Romand said.