Friday, 22 August 2014

Donegal: Man who may have contracted Ebola 'had been in high spirits since return home'



A man who died in Donegal, and who may have contracted Ebola while working in west Africa, "had been in high spirits since returning home", locals have said.

Journalist with Donegal's Highland Radio Barry White, said father-of-one Dessie Quinn from the Doorin area outside Mountcharles had been in good spirits since returning from Sierra Leone.
He is thought to have been living with his partner in Dublin, but was visiting his large family in Co Donegal when he was taken ill. One source believed he was working as an engineer with a telecommunications company in Sierra Leone before returning home.
"He returned home two weeks ago. A few local people in the village told me Dessie had been in really good spirits since (then)," said Mr White.
"He attended Croke Park for the Donegal-Armagh game two weeks ago and had also attended a couple of local festivals recently. Anyone I spoke to said he was in high spirits since he returned."
Irish News

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