Canada Ebola

Canada-Designed Ebola Vaccine Tested As Disease Rates Drop

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.22.2015 | Canada Living

TORONTO - New Ebola infections in Guinea and Sierra Leone are down to a trickle. That means while there may still be time to prove if experimental Ebo...

West Africa Faces a Long Road to Recovery After the Ebola Crisis

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.22.2015 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

One year ago, Ebola began its rampage across West Africa, killing thousands in countries like Sierra Leone and Liberia. After a year of horror, the disease is finally under control. Restrictions are slowly being lifted. Life should be returning to normal. But will life in West Africa ever be "normal" again?

The Fight Against Ebola is More Hopeful Than Ever, But it's Not Over

Stephen Cornish | Posted 06.24.2015 | Canada Impact
Stephen Cornish

I am in Sierra Leone to visit some of the Ebola treatment centres run by Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in response to the West African epidemic that began just over one year ago. That the Prince of Wales centre in Freetown, and other Ebola centres are closing is a sign case numbers have plummeted from the historic highs seen in the outbreak.

Malaria Makes No Laughing Matter of Mosquitoes

Rosemary McCarney | Posted 06.24.2015 | Canada Impact
Rosemary McCarney

Mosquitoes are re-emerging as a serious North American health threat as carriers of the West Nile Virus. In the developing world, mosquitoes pose an even more menacing danger. There, they transmit malaria, the deadliest disease borne by any insect or animal anywhere. This year, malaria deaths are expected to spike upwards, after more than a decade of steady decline. The reason: Ebola. The fragile health systems in West Africa have been stretched to the limit in the Ebola fight, and routine measures to combat malaria have gone by the wayside.

Patient Negative For Ebola At Toronto Hospital

CP National News | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.05.2015 | Canada

TORONTO - A patient who was admitted to Toronto's Sunnybrook hospital with symptoms consistent with the Ebola virus has tested negative for the diseas...

Trial For Canadian Ebola Vaccine Reveals Promising Results

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.01.2015 | Canada Living

TORONTO - The first human trials of a designed-in-Canada Ebola vaccine suggest it is safe and triggers a rapid immune response, two articles published...

Patient Being Assessed For Ebola In Toronto

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.18.2015 | Canada Living

TORONTO - A person who recently travelled in West Africa has tested negative for Ebola after being assessed in a Toronto hospital.The woman arrived at...

Canada Must Talk Ebola at the G7 Foreign Ministers Meeting

Kirsty Duncan | Posted 05.17.2015 | Canada Politics
Kirsty Duncan

Ebola has infected nearly 24,000 people and killed almost 10,000, mainly in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. However, the impacts of Ebola extend far beyond the borders of the worst-affected countries. G7 Foreign Ministers should champion a rigorous approach to go beyond reducing transmission, to stopping the disease completely, to enabling societies to manage the consequences of the outbreak, and to preventing future outbreaks.

To Stop the Spread of Ebola, We Need Better Airport Screening

Jason Tetro | Posted 04.24.2015 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

The Canada Border Services Agency works with the Public Health Agency of Canada to ensure infections are kept out of the country, as prescribed by the Quarantine Act. Last year, during the height of the Ebola worry, the Public Health Agency of Canada strengthened its use of the Act to help prevent any importation of the virus. For a public concerned about the introduction or emergence of a particular pathogen such as Ebola, an increased security presence is always welcome.

Ontario Hospital Isolates 2 Patients With Ebola-Like Symptoms

CBC - Canada | Posted 02.11.2015 | Canada

The London Health Science Centre said late Tuesday night that two patients had been admitted to the city's Victoria Hospital with Ebola-like symptoms....

Recognizing the Heroes of Haiti's Cholera Crisis

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 03.18.2015 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

You will likely never see Milsoit's face on the cover of a magazine. But on the fifth anniversary of the Haiti earthquake, we believe some recognition and thanks are owed to him--and to all of those--who have spent so many years fighting a forgotten epidemic. They are true heroes.

Ebola and West Africa's Children

Kirsty Duncan | Posted 03.13.2015 | Canada Politics
Kirsty Duncan

Today, Ebola continues to hit hardest in Sierra Leone, which reported 337 new cases in the last week of December, more than double those in Guinea and Liberia combined. In Sierra Leone, which already had the world's highest maternal mortality ratio and the fourth highest infant mortality rate, the impact of Ebola on children is huge and under-reported; and orphans remain the forgotten victims of the crisis.

Edmonton Woman Headed To Ebola Hot Zone

CBC | Posted 03.06.2015 | Canada Alberta

Overflowing graveyards, crowded makeshift hospital wards, bodies left untouched on busy streets. Since the deadly Ebola outbreak began in West Afric...

B.C. Nurse Leaves Hospital After Testing Negative For Ebola

CP | Laura Kane, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.04.2015 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A B.C. nurse practitioner who was being tested for Ebola will be reunited with her family on Friday after health care workers confirmed sh...

Scores Turned Away From Canada During Ebola Travel Ban

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.02.2015 | Canada

OTTAWA - Newly-released figures show an estimated 176 people were turned away from Canada after the imposition of a partial travel ban from Ebola-affe...

Study Identifies Ebola's Patient Zero

CP | Mike Stobbe And Jonathan Paye-Layleh, The Associated Press | Posted 03.01.2015 | Canada Living

NEW YORK, N.Y. - A team of researchers think they have pinpointed how the Ebola epidemic in West Africa started — with a small boy playing in a holl...

Small Glimpses of Humanity In a Year of Large and Daunting Crises

Stephen Cornish | Posted 02.28.2015 | Canada Impact
Stephen Cornish

The number of major crises taking place around the globe this past year has been unparalleled in recent history. In fact, 2014 often seemed filled with intractable emergencies that were simply too big, too complex and too daunting to fathom, let alone solve. This felt particularly true when it came to humanitarian action.

QUIZ: How Unaware Are You?

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 12.26.2014 | Canada

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This Simple Act Saves Children From Diarrhea and Pneumonia

CARE Canada | Posted 02.22.2015 | Canada Impact
CARE Canada

These children practiced their performance to express their gratitude to CARE and above all to show us that even in their desperate situation, they have dignity and hope for the future. Handwashing may seem like such a simple act, but for the kids in South Sudan, it can help raise the possibility of many more birthdays to come.

Hunger Is a Less Visible, but Real Side Effect of Ebola

Plan International Canada | Posted 02.19.2015 | Canada Impact
Plan International Canada

Even when Ebola is finally contained, the reality is thousands of people will continue to face hunger and malnutrition leading to death for months, if not years. While they won't succumb to the disease itself, they'll still experience hunger because of the effects of an Ebola epidemic.

British, Canadian Military Join Ebola Fight In Sierra Leone

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 02.19.2015 | Canada Politics

LONDON - Reservists and troops from Britain and Canada have left for Sierra Leone to help in the battle to contain the Ebola virus outbreak.British of...

Canadian Ebola Vaccine Trial Halted Due To Side Effects

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.10.2015 | Canada Living

Swiss researchers have temporarily halted a clinical trial of a Canadian-made Ebola vaccine after seeing an unexpected side-effect in a few people who...

Here's What We Cared About In 2014, According To Facebook

CP | Barbara Ortutay, The Associated Press | Posted 02.08.2015 | Canada Living

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Day after day, Facebook captures our best and worst moments, from the birth of a new baby to heated political spats. So what got disc...

Stop Ebola From Wreaking Havoc on Children's Lives

Amitha Kalaichandran | Posted 02.07.2015 | Canada Impact
Amitha Kalaichandran

The Ebola epidemic is far from over. At this time children are severely affected both by the disease itself and the other sequelae that tragedies such as infectious disease and war leave behind. These children are in need of not just a biomedical approach to Ebola but a "whole-child" approach that addresses other issues that affect child wellbeing.

Canadian Forces Deployed To Sierra Leone To Fight Ebola

CBC | Posted 02.05.2015 | Canada Living

A Canadian Forces medical team left CFB Trenton in Ontario on Saturday en route to Britain, where they’ll undergo training before deploying to Sierr...