Sierra Leone Ebola outbreak death toll now five

June 3, 2014

A British mining company says some of its personnel have left Sierra Leone amid an outbreak of the Ebola disease that has killed at least five people.

London Mining Company spokesman Osman Lahai said Tuesday that eight of their non-essential staff left the country over the weekend as a result of the deadly viral outbreak.

No cases have been reported near the company's Marampa mine.

But Lahai says the company also has introduced mandatory body temperature screening at their sites, and those with a would be referred to hospital for further examination.

Health officials have confirmed 15 cases of Ebola in Sierra Leone following outbreaks in Guinea and Liberia. At least five people already have died in Sierra Leone though no cases have been confirmed in the capital.

Explore further: Sierra Leone reports two Ebola deaths, 12 cases

Related Stories

Sierra Leone raises Ebola death toll

June 2, 2014

Sierra Leone raised its death toll from the highly contagious Ebola virus on Monday, sparking fears that the deadly epidemic gripping west Africa is spreading.

Second person dies from Ebola virus in Sierra Leone

May 28, 2014

Sierra Leone Wednesday confirmed a second death from the Ebola virus, as the WHO warned of possible further contagion as others sick with the haemorrhagic fever had been moved out of isolation and back to their village.

Recommended for you

Researchers discover rare flu-thwarting mutation

September 29, 2016

A rare and improbable mutation in a protein encoded by an influenza virus renders the virus defenseless against the body's immune system. This University of Rochester Medical Center discovery could provide a new strategy ...

Utah man may have contracted Zika from dying father's tears

September 29, 2016

A Utah man who mysteriously contracted Zika from his infected father may have got it by touching his dad's tears or sweat with his bare hands, according to new research unveiled Wednesday that found the unusual transmission ...

0 comments

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.