Book Review: Red Zone: Cuba and the Battle Against Ebola in West Africa

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Publication date: February 10, 2020

Red Zone: Cuba and the Battle Against Ebola in West Africa

Author: Enrique Ubieta Gomez

Publisher: Pathfinder Press

Languages: English; Spanish


ISBN: 978- 1- 60488-114-1 (English)

           978-1-60488-113-4 (Spanish)

LCCN: 2019955382(English)

            2019953442( Spanish)


Page count: 278 Format: Trade paper

Price: US$17.00

Book description : “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.” FIDEL CASTRO, OCTOBER 2014

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 revolutionary socialist government provided what was needed most – and what no other country even tried to deliver. In a matter of weeks, more than 250 volunteers were on the ground providing hands – on care to thousands of desperately ill human beings and their families and communities. By mid-2015 the Ebola epidemic had been virtually eradicated . The discipline, courage, sense of humor, and pride of these Cuban volunteers ring throughout the first-hand accounts recorded here. Their actions showed the world the kind of men and women only a deep – going socialist revolution can produce.

Includes 15 pages of photos, maps, introduction, index

Adult, Non – fiction

Subject categories: Africa, Cuba, public health

Publisher promotions contact: Gale Shangold 917-886-3465

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