Canada Ebola

U.S. Patient Was Sent Home After Telling Nurse He Was In Liberia

CP | Lauran Neergard And Paul J. Weber, The Associated Press | Posted 10.02.2014 | Canada
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DALLAS - A Dallas emergency room sent a man with Ebola home last week, even though he told a nurse that he had been in disease-ravaged West Africa, an...

Ebola Cases Expected To Show Up In B.C.

CBC | Posted 10.02.2014 | Canada British Columbia

B.C.'s provincial health officer says it would not be surprising to see cases of the Ebola virus appear, but that there is no reason for alarm. ...

Ebola Risk Low, But Officials Consider Stocking This Anyway

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.01.2014 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Canada is considering placing doses of an experimental Ebola vaccine in hospitals around the country that have been designated to treat Ebol...

Why Canadians Shouldn't Worry About Ebola in North America

Jason Tetro | Posted 10.01.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

On Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention informed the world that the Ebola virus had come to the United States. For many, this intrusion may be a sign the epidemic in West Africa is expanding and may soon turn into the ever-feared pandemic. However, by taking a step back from the specifics of the case, the reality of the entire situation can be appreciated. More importantly, worry can be wrangled and panic can be placated.

Please Don't Panic

CP | David Warren And Lauran Neergard, The Associated Press | Posted 10.01.2014 | Canada

DALLAS - The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. has been confirmed in a man who recently travelled from Liberia to Dallas, sending chills throu...

Canadian Health Ministers React To U.S. Ebola Case

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.30.2014 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Canadian health leaders moved to reassure the public Tuesday that the discovery of a case of Ebola in the United States does not change the ...

The Facts On The Ebola Virus

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.30.2014 | Canada Living

The first North American case of Ebola has been confirmed in a man in Texas, leading many people to question just what the virus consists of, and how ...

Canada Is Poised to Lead Real Global Change on Child and Maternal Mortality

Rosemary McCarney | Posted 09.24.2014 | Canada Impact
Rosemary McCarney

Some six million children under the age of five die every year and there are still nearly 300,000 maternal deaths annually. It all comes down to the political will and necessary funds to make it happen. Canada is a recognized leader in both. In May, Canada committed a further $3.5 billion over five years to help eliminate these unnecessary deaths.

Nigeria's Optimism Amid Ebola's Threat

Neil Seeman | Posted 09.23.2014 | Canada Impact
Neil Seeman

Optimism resides in Nigeria, despite the potential horrors of Ebola's global spread. Why so? As of September 23, the Centers for Disease Control has 21 confirmed cases with eight deaths in Nigeria from Ebola. That number is low. This is, in part, because childhood education is essential to the rising Nigerian economy.

Manitoba Donates $100K To Ebola Crisis

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.17.2014 | Canada Politics

WINNIPEG - The Manitoba government will be providing $100,000 in aid to combat the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa and to help the people and...

Ebola Scare Locks Down N.B. Hotel

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.08.2014 | Canada Living

SAINT JOHN, N.B. - Jitters over the Ebola outbreak in West Africa were felt in Canada again on Sunday as officials locked down a hotel in New Brunswic...

Why Canada Must Approach Ebola Like A Natural Disaster

CBC | Posted 09.05.2014 | Canada

With dire predictions of 20,000 people — more than six times the current toll — becoming infected with Ebola, calls are mounting for countries,...

Treat Ebola With The Blood Of Survivors?

CP | Maria Cheng, The Associated Press | Posted 09.04.2014 | Canada

LONDON - As West Africa struggles to contain the biggest ever outbreak of Ebola, some experts say an unusual but simple treatment might help: the bloo...

Experimental Drug Healed All Infected Monkeys

CP | Marilynn Marchione, The Associated Press | Posted 08.29.2014 | Canada

An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the out...

Doctor With Ebola Dead After Experimental Drug Treatment

CP | Jonathan Paye-Layleh, The Associated Press | Posted 08.25.2014 | Canada

MONROVIA, Liberia - A Liberian doctor who was among three Africans to receive an experimental Ebola drug has died, the country's information minister ...

Why The Ebola Quarantine Is Doomed

CBC | Posted 08.25.2014 | Canada

Medical experts say that mass quarantine is rarely if ever effective in stemming the spread of a contagion like Ebola, and the move by Liberia to cord...

Montreal Patient Shows Symptoms Consistent With Ebola

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.23.2014 | Canada Living

MONTREAL - Tests have come back negative for a Montreal hospital patient suspected of having the often deadly Ebola virus.The man had recently returne...

Ebola Is a Controllable Threat

Michael Møller | Posted 08.22.2014 | Canada
Michael Møller

In the 14th century, the Black Death wiped out a third of Europe's population -- at the time nearly 100-million people. And then there is Ebola, which has infected over 2,400 and so far killed 1,229. True, this is the largest, most severe outbreak of the disease we have seen, but that doesn't mean this isn't controllable.

1,200 DEAD

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 08.19.2014 | Canada

GENEVA - The U.N. health agency says the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has now killed more than 1,200 people.The World Health Organization says the de...

Where Does Ebola Come From?

CP | Mike Stobbe And Marilynn Marchione, The Associated Press | Posted 08.17.2014 | Canada Living

A scary problem lurks beyond the frenzied efforts to keep people from spreading Ebola: No one knows exactly where the virus comes from or how to stop ...

Treatment Centres Overflowing

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 08.15.2014 | Canada

DAKAR, Senegal - The World Health Organization says beds in Ebola treatment centres in West Africa are filling up faster than they can be provided.Spo...

REPORT: Another Front-Line Ebola Doctor Dies

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 08.14.2014 | Canada

LONDON - An official in Sierra Leone says another of the country's leading physicians has died from Ebola.Ebola has killed more than 1,000 people in a...

Fear Won't Put a Stop to Ebola, Humanitarian Action Can

Rosemary McCarney | Posted 08.12.2014 | Canada Impact
Rosemary McCarney

As I scan the latest headlines about Ebola, I think not only of the rising death numbers, but also of the children, families, and local Plan staff that I have encountered during my visits to West Africa. We can all be humanitarian actors when it comes to fighting Ebola.

How the Ebola Crisis Is Uniting the World

Jason Tetro | Posted 08.10.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

The declaration of a Public Health Emergency of International Concern over Ebola is one of the world's most important actions although people may choose to see it differently; the situation requiring its call may lead to fear and panic. But, the only reaction should be resilience.

Toronto-Area Hospital Patient Tests Negative For Ebola

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.10.2014 | Canada Living

BRAMPTON, Ont. - A patient who was placed in the Isolation unit of a Toronto-area hospital has tested negative for the often deadly Ebola virus.Ontari...