Canada Ebola

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.

Canada Is Failing to Fight the Greatest Health Emergency of Our Time

Hélène Laverdière | Posted 10.21.2014 | Canada Politics
Hélène Laverdière

In September, I was granted my request for an emergency debate in the House of Commons to address the Ebola crisis. Unfortunately the Canadian government's response to date has been scattered and slow. Only a fraction of the protective equipment donation announced a month ago has actually made it to Africa, while health workers there are at risk because they have run out of face masks and gloves. What was heralded as a promising Ebola vaccine developed in Canada has taken too long to get to clinical trials and it will be months before it is available in affected communities.

Canada Won't Send Medical Staff To West Africa Without Evacuation Plan

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.20.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada will not send any doctors or nurses to West Africa to help contain the deadly Ebola virus without a solid evacuation plan, Health Mini...


CP | Jonathan Paye-Layleh, The Associated Press | Posted 10.20.2014 | Canada

MONROVIA, Liberia - Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said Ebola has killed more than 2,000 people in her country and has brought it to "a stan...

What We Can Learn From Ebola in America

Jason Tetro | Posted 10.20.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg The need for a harmonized communication system is paramount or infection will spread. A lack of smooth channels between departments within the hospital led to a combination of confusion and misguidance. Thanks to the whistleblowers, other secondary factors such as lack of proper equipment and disposal of medical waste appeared to be mishandled. Then there was the overall morale of those working inside, which seemed to be poor at best. While this could be expected, there was little questioning of the hospital when it apologized for its handling of the situation.

What Would An Ebola Case In Canada Look Like?

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.23.2014 | Canada Living

OTTAWA - A man who recently travelled to Sierra Leone walked into a southern Ontario hospital last week, feeling unwell. Four minutes later, he was in...

Canada Can Do More In Ebola Fight: Liberian Ambassador

CBC | Posted 10.18.2014 | Canada

CBC News is dedicating a special day of coverage to the Ebola crisis on Tuesday. On radio, television and online, we'll explore the facts behind ...

Canada Will Start Shipping Its Experimental Ebola Vaccine

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.18.2014 | Canada

OTTAWA - The federal government says Canada will start shipping its experimental Ebola vaccine to the World Health Organization on Monday.The governme...

Canada Donates To Ebola Fight

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.17.2014 | Canada

TORONTO - Canada is contributing an additional $30 million for the international Ebola containment effort, Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose said F...

Canadian Ebola Vaccine Ready To Be Tested By World Health Organization

CBC | Posted 10.17.2014 | Canada

The experimental Canadian Ebola vaccine that has been donated to the World Health Organization will be shipped to Geneva on Monday, the agency said t...

Will Canada Avoid The Mistakes Of Dallas?

CBC | Posted 10.17.2014 | Canada

The continued fallout over two health-care workers who contracted Ebola from the first patient to be diagnosed with the virus in the U.S. has sparked...

25 Canadian Cases Test Negative For Ebola

CBC | Posted 10.16.2014 | Canada

Canada's National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg has tested for Ebola in 25 cases so far, with all results negative. The national laborato...

Time To 'Take The Brakes Off' Producing A Vaccine

CBC | Posted 10.16.2014 | Canada

Scientists may need to "take the brakes off" in their quest to produce an Ebola virus, which is already being fast-tracked through the re...

NDP Wants Details On Canadian Ebola Outbreak Plan

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.19.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Should Ebola arrive on Canadian soil, Health Minister Rona Ambrose says a team of public health experts and epidemiologists is standing by to...

Ontario Patient Tests NEGATIVE

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.15.2014 | Canada

BELLEVILLE, - A patient at Belleville General Hospital in southern Ontario has tested negative for the Ebola virus.The hospital posted a statement on ...

Belleville Man Still Waiting For Ebola Test Results

CBC | Posted 10.14.2014 | Canada Living

A man quarantined in a Belleville, Ont., hospital while awaiting Ebola test results is a member of the Canadian Forces aircrew who dropped off supplie...

Chris Brown Calls Ebola 'A Form Of Population Control'

The Huffington Post Canada | Jason MacNeil | Posted 10.14.2014 | Canada Music

With news reports breaking almost every hour internationally regarding the Ebola virus, hip-hop artist Chris Brown took to his Twitter account to expl...

Survivor Donates Blood To Help Ebola Patient

CP | Emily Schmall And Nomaan Merchant, The Associated Press | Posted 10.14.2014 | Canada

DALLAS - A Dallas nurse who caught Ebola while treating a Liberian patient who died of the disease has received a plasma transfusion donated by a doct...

70 Staffers Exposed To Ebola

CP | Martha Mendoza, The Associated Press | Posted 10.14.2014 | Canada

DALLAS - They drew his blood, put tubes down his throat and wiped up his diarrhea. They analyzed his urine and wiped saliva from his lips, even after ...

Ottawa Patient Tests Negative For Ebola

CBC | Posted 10.13.2014 | Canada Living

Health officials confirmed Monday night that test results for a patient in isolation in Ottawa came back negative for the Ebola virus, while a man wit...

Stopping Ebola Requires Commitment and Compliance

Jason Tetro | Posted 10.13.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

The recent news of yet another American case of Ebola in Dallas is without a doubt concerning. To stop Ebola, whether in a Dallas hospital or the affected countries in West Africa, what is needed is not only compliance, but also commitment.

4 Reasons This ER Physician Is Dead Scared of Our Ebola Response

Dr. Brett Belchetz | Posted 10.14.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. Brett Belchetz

Statistically, when it comes to more Ebola cases arriving in North America, the question is not if, but when. While I still believe there is no cause for a general panic over Ebola, I feel that the approach being taken at present by our public health authorities is overconfident, dogmatic, and inflexible, with an unwillingness to consider that current containment measures may not be adequate. As a front line health care worker, I feel that my own safety is already at risk.

5 Answers For Everyone's Ebola Questions

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.14.2014 | Canada Living

Some facts about how Ebola spreads:WHEN IS EBOLA CONTAGIOUS?Only when someone is showing symptoms, which can start with vague symptoms including a fev...