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Cuba responds to Ebola outbreak with deployment to West Africa

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter

Cuba has responded to the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa with a deployment 91 health workers.

The medical experts are joining 165 of their colleagues already working in the region to halt the spread of Ebola.

Although Cuban government officials say the majority of the health workers being sent to West Africa are veterans of previous tough postings, the risks that Ebola presents are unique.

Cuba’s Ebola efforts have already raised discussion about how it compares to what the United States is providing.

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