Canada Ebola

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...

Test Results For Ontario Patient With Ebola-Like Symptoms Expected Sunday

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.09.2014 | Canada Living

BRAMPTON, Ont. - Public health officials in Ontario say they expect to have test results before Monday concerning a patient with flu-like symptoms tha...

Toronto-Area Patient Isolated After Showing Ebola-Like Symptoms

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.09.2014 | Canada Living

BRAMPTON, Ont. - A patient at a hospital near Toronto has been isolated as a precautionary measure after showing flu-like symptoms similar to those ch...

NATIONAL EMERGENCY

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 08.08.2014 | Canada

ABUJA, Aug 8 (Reuters) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan declared a national state of emergency on Friday over the Ebola outbreak in Africa's ...

Canada's Big Pharma Should Do What It Does Best

Joseph Soares | Posted 08.07.2014 | Canada Business
Joseph Soares

Back in 2012, things looked grim for Canada's Big Pharma industry. A significant number of the industry's high-earning products were about to lose their patent protection, and face replacement by low-margin generics. But Canada's pharma industry, the eighth largest in the world, maintained its levels of innovation as well as formulating an innovative and successful business strategy.

How Canada's Ebola Outbreak Prep Has 'Led The World'

CBC | Posted 08.06.2014 | Canada Living

The deadly Ebola virus continues to claim lives in West Africa, but the risk of it spreading to the Canada public remains low, health experts say ...

Canada, Don't Worry About Ebola

Jason Tetro | Posted 08.04.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

When it comes to the introduction of foreign deadly diseases, Canada need not worry. Due to the experience of one unexpected surprise, the SARS outbreak of 2003, and the resultant Commission that followed, Canada went from being unprepared to ready for anything.

B.C. Ebola Doctor Not In Quarantine After Return From West Africa

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 07.29.2014 | Canada British Columbia

UPDATE: A humanitarian group says a British Columbia doctor who recently returned from a trip to West Africa to fight a deadly Ebola outbreak is not u...

B.C. Ebola Doctor Not Under Quarantine

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.29.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - A humanitarian group says a British Columbia doctor who recently returned from a trip to West Africa to fight a deadly Ebola outbreak is no...

The Very Difficult Reason Experimental Drugs Aren't Being Used For Ebola

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.09.2014 | Canada Impact

TORONTO - The largest Ebola outbreak in history is defying the containment efforts of affected countries and international response teams, leading to ...

121 People Dead In Ebola Outbreak

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 06.15.2014 | Canada

DAKAR, Senegal - The World Health Organization says an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa has been linked to the deaths of more than 12...

Saskatchewan Man's Illness Viral, But Not Ebola, Says UN Health Agency

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.25.2014 | Canada Living

UPDATE: This story has been updated since its original publishing. A Saskatchewan man who was diagnosed yesterday with viral hemorrhagic fever, a g...

5 Important Facts About Guinea

CBC | Posted 05.24.2014 | Canada Living

The deaths of more than 50 people in the West African nation of Guinea due to a violent fever has renewed concerns about the deadly Ebola virus, which...

West Nile Virus: The Sequel

Jason Tetro | Posted 11.04.2012 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg Hollywood is not the only place with an increasing their number of sequels. While returning health villains, like West Nile Virus and "Swine Flu 2" continue to represent only a minority of worldwide infections, the future is looking rather glum. There are certain to be more germs that will re-emerge and send us all into a frenzy worthy of a blockbuster's opening day weekend.