Cuba sharply expands Ebola medical mission

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Posted: Sep 26, 2014 7:19 PM
Cuba sharply expands Ebola medical mission

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba is greatly expanding the medical mission it's sending to Africa to fight Ebola.

The Health Ministry earlier said it would send 165 health workers to Liberia. Now it's saying the mission will include 461 health workers, and some will be sent to Liberia and Guinea. The announcement came during a public affairs program on state television Thursday night.

The health workers will be trained in biosecurity by the World Health Organization and the Pan American Health Organization.

Cuba has sent medical workers to dozens of countries