THE company Donegal man Dessie Quinn worked for before he died say they are devastated by his loss.
KN Network Services, with offices in Tyrone and Dublin, also said all of its staff have now been withdrawn from Sierra Leone.
The Mountcharles man had worked in the west African country at the centre of an Ebola alert. Dessie died from suspected malaria; his family do NOT believe he died from Ebola.
In a statement Dessie’s employers said today: “The management and Board of KN Network Services express their deepest sympathies and sorrow to the family and friends of the late Dessie Quinn following his untimely death.
“Dessie was an extremely hard working and valued member of staff and was very popular with all his colleagues and he will be missed by everybody who worked with him.
“The company have offered their support to the Quinn family in Donegal.
“They are also liaising with Dessie’s fellow work colleagues from Sierra Leone on an ongoing basis about the necessary supports, updates, precautions and company contacts as they await the outcome of the medical examination by the HSE in Letterkenny General Hospital later today.
“We have also had ongoing contacts and discussions with HSE’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre. The company had already returned all their staff from Sierra Leone as a precaution.”