Firestone Rubber Plantation Successful In Containing Ebola

News outlets report on Firestone’s successful efforts to contain Ebola within Harbel, Liberia, where the company’s rubber plantation is located.

NPR: Firestone Did What Governments Have Not: Stopped Ebola In Its Tracks
“…When it comes to Ebola, the rubber met the road at the Firestone rubber plantation in Harbel, Liberia. … Firestone detected its first Ebola case on March 30. … Since then Firestone has done a remarkable job of keeping the virus at bay. It’s built its own treatment center and set up a comprehensive response that’s managed to quickly stop transmission. Dr. Brendan Flannery, the head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s team in Liberia, has hailed Firestone’s efforts as resourceful, innovative, and effective…” (Beaubien, 10/6).

Wall Street Journal: Liberian Rubber Farm Becomes Sanctuary Against Ebola
“As Ebola exploded here this year, a rubber farm embarked on a crash course on how to tame an epidemic that has killed thousands of people and derailed governments across West Africa. … Firestone has turned the tide of infections, offering a sanctuary of health in a country where cases are doubling every three weeks…” (Hinshaw, 10/6).

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