Mining Sector In Sierra Leone Tests Workforce For Ebola; Disease Spreads To Liberia’s Capital
News outlets continue to report on the Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, where the mining sector is taking surveillance measures to test their workforce.
Bloomberg News: Ebola Fears Spark Random African Minerals Health Checks
“African Minerals Ltd. (AMI), the iron ore miner and biggest contributor to Sierra Leone’s economy, is randomly testing its workforce to help combat an outbreak of the Ebola virus that’s killed 20 people in the country…” (Riseborough, 6/17).
Reuters: Ebola kills at least four in Liberia’s capital
“At least four people have died from Ebola in Liberia’s capital, a World Health Organization (WHO) and a government official said on Tuesday, the first confirmed deaths in Monrovia from a months-long regional outbreak…” (Farge/Felix, 6/17).