Canada Ebola

Canadian Military Medics To Be Sent To Ebola-Plagued Sierra Leone

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.27.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canadian military medical specialists are getting ready to deploy to the epicentre of the fight against the deadly Ebola virus, and the feder...

Canada Sending Military To Africa To Fight Ebola Outbreak

CBC | Posted 11.27.2014 | Canada

Canada is offering 40 military personnel and an additional $20.9 million to help fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Health Minister Rona Ambro...

Ebola Is Still Ravaging Sierra Leone

Kirsty Duncan | Posted 11.26.2014 | Canada Politics
Kirsty Duncan

Despite a major scaling-up of efforts by the Government of Sierra Leone, the United Nations, the United Kingdom, donors and other partners, transmissi...

Cross-Border Shoppers Now Face Ebola Quiz

CBC | Posted 11.26.2014 | Canada Business

Cross-border bargain hunters will be met with a new slate of questions from Canadian border guards when they return home this week. Thousands of Can...

Surgeon Who Died From Ebola Endured Agonizing Delays

CP | Josh Funk And Nelson Lampe, The Associated Press | Posted 11.18.2014 | Canada

OMAHA, Neb. - A surgeon who contracted Ebola in his native Sierra Leone did not receive aggressive treatment until nearly two weeks after he first sta...

Ebola-Stricken Doctor Dies In U.S. Hospital

CP | Nelson Lampe, The Associated Press | Posted 11.17.2014 | Canada

OMAHA, Neb. - A surgeon who contracted Ebola in his native Sierra Leone died Monday while being treated in a biocontainment unit at a Nebraska hospita...

Be Careful or You May Catch 'Fearbola'

Michelle Driedger | Posted 11.11.2014 | Canada Living
Michelle Driedger

Providing effective communication is critical to ensuring health care workers feel informed and safe at work. Nursing union representatives have clearly expressed that nurses do not feel prepared for Ebola in their hospitals. Media stories have documented how personal protective equipment and training for front line health workers hasn't been available in all hospital locations across the country.

New Ebola Quarantine Measures Divide Travellers Into 2 Classes

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.14.2014 | Canada Travel

TORONTO - People coming to Canada from Ebola-affected countries — including returning health-care workers — will need to undergo a more formal 21-...

This Town Has Lost One In Ten People To Ebola

CP | Wade Williams, The Associated Press | Posted 11.10.2014 | Canada

JENE-WONDE, Liberia - A schoolteacher brought his sick daughter from Liberia's capital to this small town of 300 people. Soon he was dead along with h...

Aid Community Fears Feds Will Tighten Ebola Measures

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.09.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada's aid community is buzzing with speculation that the federal government may be poised to escalate its measures aimed at otherwise heal...

Canada Used Loophole To Justify Ebola Visa Ban: WHO

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.12.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Canada appears to have used a loophole — a rather large one — to justify to the World Health Organization its decision to stop issuing v...

Multinational Corporation Pressures Harper To End Ebola Visa Ban

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.06.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - An multinational company with major operations in Canada is asking Prime Minister Stephen Harper to reverse the government's decision to res...

Justify Visa Ban On Ebola-Affected Countries: WHO To Canada

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.04.2014 | Canada

TORONTO - The World Health Organization has asked Canada to justify its decision to limit travel to this country from the West African countries comba...

The Gift of Radio for Children Facing Ebola

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 11.03.2014 | Canada Impact
Debbie Wolfe

I feel so encouraged that radio is providing comfort to children in Sierra Leone during the Ebola crisis. In partnership with the country's government, World Vision is helping children continue their schooling by broadcasting educational programs for kids hunkered down at home.

Canada Shuts Its Doors To Visitors From Ebola-Hit Countries

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.31.2014 | Canada Travel

TORONTO - Canada is following in Australia's footsteps and has closed its doors, effectively immediately, to people from the West African countries ba...

Canada, Don't Forget About Basic Population Health

Hedy Fry | Posted 10.31.2014 | Canada
Hedy Fry

‎Canada should and could have a role, working through the World Health Organization, to create such basic systems, through international aid. But, it must also look internally to the failure of our own health system to serve the needs of our Northern peoples where TB is highest (234 cases per 100,000) primarily because of inadequate housing and overcrowding.

Stop Crying EBOLA And Get Your..

CP | Lindsey Tanner, The Associated Press | Posted 10.30.2014 | Canada Living

CHICAGO - Fever? Headache? Muscle aches? Forget about Ebola — chances are astronomically higher that you have the flu or some other common bug.That ...

Nurse Defies Ebola Quarantine

CP | Robert F. Bukaty, The Associated Press | Posted 10.30.2014 | Canada

FORT KENT, Maine - A nurse who vowed to defy Maine's voluntary quarantine for health care workers who treated Ebola patients followed through on her p...

Understanding the "Fearbola" Infection

Jason Tetro | Posted 10.27.2014 | Canada Impact
Jason Tetro

The extent of the infection of the public mindset inevitably rises towards the apex of a full-blown panic. At this point, the reaction is given a name as if it has become its own threat. In this case, the word was an almost too perfect mix of the reaction and the cause: Fearbola. But as seen in the last week, once the apex has been reached, there is no other direction to go than down back towards calm.

5 Steps You Can Take If the News Scares Your Kid

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 10.27.2014 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

With recent world events escalating in tandem with the ubiquitous 24/7 news cycle, it's almost impossible for a parent to completely limit the access to information that their children may have. Following are five tips for parents about how to calm their child's fears during these difficult times.

Ebola's In New York, But Don't Forget Africa

Kirsty Duncan | Posted 10.24.2014 | Canada Impact
Kirsty Duncan

My conversation with Sierra Leone shows once again that there is much work to be done, and that international community must urgently step-up its response. Canada can and must do more to help the people of West Africa, and must turn its announcements into commitments on the ground. As the United Nations said, a humane world cannot allow Africa to suffer on such an extraordinary scale.


CP | Jonathan Lemire And Colleen Long, The Associated Press | Posted 10.27.2014 | Canada

NEW YORK, N.Y. - A doctor who became New York City's first Ebola patient was praised for getting treatment immediately upon showing symptoms, and heal...

Dog 'Wasn't To Blame For Anything'

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.23.2014 | Canada

MADRID - The husband of the Spanish nursing assistant who beat Ebola says his wife now knows that authorities killed their dog Excalibur while she was...

The Ethics of Ebola Treatment: Who Gets What and Why?

Johanu Botha | Posted 10.22.2014 | Canada Living
Johanu Botha

Disaster management is the preparation for, mitigation of, response to, and recovery from adverse events that transcend 'regular' emergencies while political philosophy asks the 'big' questions about power in society -- who gets what, and why? And when a fatal disease without a known cure moves rapidly from human to human it's not just about food supplies and First Aid Kits -- the question of who gets what, and why, becomes central.

Don't Rush To Hand Out the Ebola Vaccine

Lawrence Solomon | Posted 10.22.2014 | Canada Politics
Lawrence Solomon

In 1934 and 1935, two polio vaccines were prematurely employed in large-scale trials with disastrous results. The vaccines, given to 17,000 children in Canada and the U.S., killed six and paralyzed a dozen others, the deaths and paralyses typically involving paralysis in the inoculated arm rather than in the legs, as was more normal. So traumatic was this experience -- to both the public and the research establishment -- that it would take another two decades before another polio vaccine would be brought to market.