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One WARE Customer Helps Battle Ebola Spread

Posted by Ritchie Ware on Nov 19, 2014 1:12:46 PM

100,_150,_200_York_Shipleys_(47)The current Ebola outbreak is the largest and most complex Ebola outbreak since the virus was first discovered in 1976. More cases and deaths have occurred in this outbreak than all others combined, spreading between countries from Guinea all the way to Liberia.

One WARE customer wants to do something about that.

WARE has worked with this customer for a little more than ten years, providing maintenance and standard service to their boilers. They use those boilers to create a special antibiotic made with tobacco. Originally government-funded, this business is now owned by a larger national company that helps promote the disease-fighting products to a global audience.

Because the Ebola virus has a high mortality rate of 50-90%, efforts to combat the virus have been accelerated. Using artificial lighting within a sanitary, contained environment, this customers grows and harvests a bed of tobacco plants in about a month, a method that is cheaper than any other conventional method currently used in creating antibiotics.

Although the product has only treated a small number of people, at least two have survived the virus without further complications. Of course, boilers aren't the cure for Ebola, but WARE is proud to partner with a business that has the desire to improve conditions and tackle issues that threaten our health and safety.

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