THE family of the late Dessie Quinn (44) who was suspected to have died of Ebola in Mountcharles, have been contacted by the HSE to tell them, tests have shown he did not die from the disease.
It was feared Mr Quinn may have contracted the potentially fatal disease while working in Africa. His family can now go ahead and make funeral arrangements.
Meanwhile his employers, KN Network Services (KNNS), expressed their deepest sympathies and sorrow to his family and friends 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. KNNS 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.
About KN Network Services
KN Network Services (KNNS) are an international engineering service provider to the Telecommunications, Civil Engineering, Rail, Electricity, and Energy Sectors worldwide. The company has been in operation since 1975 and employs over 1,500 people globally.
KNNS core competencies are their expertise in civil engineering, fixed networks (copper and fibre), wireless technologies, rail infrastructure and their international project management capabilities.