Red zone : Cuba and the battle against Ebola in West Africa (Book, 2019) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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Red zone : Cuba and the battle against Ebola in West Africa

Author: Enrique Ubieta Gómez; Martín Koppel; Mary-Alice Waters; Catriona Goss
Publisher: New York : Pathfinder, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"Just as the Cuban combatants in Angola set an example that can never be erased, the heroic actions of Cuba's army of white coats will occupy a place of honor. In 2014 three West African countries were hit by the largest epidemic on record of the deadly Ebola virus. In response to an international call for help, Cuba's socialist government provided what was what no other country even tried to deliver. In a matter of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Enrique Ubieta Gómez; Martín Koppel; Mary-Alice Waters; Catriona Goss
ISBN: 9781604881141 1604881143
Language Note: Text in English; translated from the original Spanish "Zona Roja: Cuba y la batalla contra el ébola en África Occidental".
OCLC Number: 1137164053
Description: 263 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Zona roja.
Responsibility: Enrique Ubieta Gómez.

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"Just as the Cuban combatants in Angola set an example that can never be erased, the heroic actions of Cuba's army of white coats will occupy a place of honor. In 2014 three West African countries were hit by the largest epidemic on record of the deadly Ebola virus. In response to an international call for help, Cuba's socialist government provided what was what no other country even tried to deliver. In a matter of weeks, more than 250 volunteer Cuban doctors, nurses, technicians, and public health specialists were on the ground providing hands-on care to thousands of desperately ill human beings and their traumatized families and communities. By mid-2015 the Ebola epidemic in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea had been virtually eradicated. The discipline, courage, sense of humor, and pride of these Cuban volunteers rings throughout the firsthand accounts recorded here. Their actions showed the world the kind of men and women only a deep-going socialist revolution can produce."--Amazon.com viewed Oct. 28, 2020.
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