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Ebola safety how-to lessons offered to Canadian hospital workers

10/15/2014 05:26 EDT | Updated 12/15/2014 05:59 EST
Health-care workers at Canadian hospitals receive training on the precautions to take when treating patients potentially infected with the Ebola virus.

Health officials have stressed that a key step is to ask people about their travel history. But then what?

Watch CBC's Kas Roussy get a demonstration at Toronto East General Hospital of:

- How to put on and take off personal protective equipment, such as gowns, face masks and gloves, in a careful manner. The steps to remove contaminated equipment without infecting yourself are painstaking.

- An isolation unit where suspected Ebola patients are taken.

- How the personal protective gear is disposed of once used.

Several other Canadian hospitals are offering their staff similar training.

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