《中英對照讀新聞》Cuban doctor in Sierra Leone tests positive for Ebola 派駐獅子山共和國的古巴醫生感染伊波拉
A Cuban doctor treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone has tested positive for the disease and was being sent to Geneva for treatment, officials said, the first Cuban known to have contracted the potentially deadly haemorrhagic fever.
The doctor, identified by Cuba’s official website Cubadebate as Felix Baez, is one of 165 Cuban doctors and nurses treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone. They have been there since early October.
They are part of a Cuban team of 256 medical professionals sent to West Africa to treat patients in the worst Ebola outbreak on record that has killed more than 5,000 people.
The Cuban commitment to treating Ebola patients in West Africa has won international praise as more substantial than contributions from many wealthy countries. Among those recognizing Cuba has been the United States, its political adversary for the past 55 years.
Some Cuban 165 doctors and nurses have gone to Sierra Leone for a six-month mission, with another 53 in Liberia and 38 in Guinea. （Reuters）
contract：動詞，感染疾病。例句：I contracted a cold .（我感冒了。）
outbreak：名詞，（疾病）突然爆發。例句：They are preparing for an outbreak of the virus. （他們正準備因應這種病毒爆發疫情。）
adversary：名詞，敵人，敵手。例句：His political adversaries tried to prevent him from winning the nomination.（他的政敵試圖阻止他獲得提名。）