Canada pulling Ebola lab team from Sierra Leone

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Associated Press

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 27 at 2:31 AM

TORONTO (AP) — Canada is evacuating a three-member mobile laboratory team out of Sierra Leone after people in their hotel were diagnosed with Ebola.

The Public Agency of Canada said late Tuesday none of the team members had any direct contact with the sick individuals and they are not showing any signs of illness. The agency says they will remain in voluntary isolation and be monitored closely.

The agency says the laboratory team was helping to control the outbreak there by helping health care workers diagnosis and rule out infections.

Canada says it will send in another team once it is deemed safe.

The World Health Organization is pulling out its team from the eastern Sierra Leonean city of Kailahun, where an epidemiologist working with the organization was recently infected.

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