Cuba may be small, but its role in fighting Ebola is shaping up to be much bigger than other countries'.
The tiny island nation has responded big-time to the outbreak of Ebola, sending a disproportionately large number of medical workers to virus-stricken West Africa, in contrast to the paltry personnel participating from a number of large nations with major economic interests in the region.
That aggressive deployment puts the country on the same side of the fight with its long-time antagonist to the north, the United States, which is sending almost 4,000 troops to West Africa to help stem the spread of Ebola, The Wall Street Journal wrote in an article Friday.
"Against Ebola, we can work with anyone," Jorge Delgado Bustillo, head of Cuba's "Medical Brigade" to Sierra Leone, told the newspaper. "The United States? Yes, we can."
With a population of just 11 million, Cuba has sent 165 doctors, nurses and other health workers to Sierra Leone.