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Cuba sends medical team to Dominica


Cuba sends medical team to Dominica

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HAVANA – A 16-strong Cuban medical brigade departed this morning for Dominica, which was hit by Tropical Storm Erika last week.

The brigade, led by Dr Norberto Ramos, includes doctors, nurses, and epidemiologists. Three civil and two electrical engineers are also travelling to the small island.

The plane also carries 1.2 tonnes of medicines.

Dr Ramos said among these health professionals are some of those that went to Africa to fight Ebola and to Nepal and Chile after the earthquakes that ravaged those countries.

According to several news outlets, rescue teams are trying to get to communities that were isolated by the floods and mudslides. (Radio Rebelde)