Canada Ebola

Made-In-Canada Ebola Vaccine Is Already Saving Lives

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 12.23.2016 | Canada

Many previous vaccine attempts have failed.

Winnipeg Health Worker May Have Been Exposed To Ebola

CP | Jennifer Graham, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.08.2016 | Canada

The employee was working with infected pigs.

Microbial Superglue May Lead To Faster, Safer Vaccines

Jason Tetro | Posted 05.17.2017 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

There may be a new way to develop these vaccines safely. Last week, an international team of researchers unveiled new means to make vaccine candidates from proteins. Instead of trying to modify or clone the proteins, these researchers have come up with an entirely new concept: they use bacterial superglue.

3 Ways Canada Can Help Stem The Spread Of The Zika Outbreak

Gaëlle Groux | Posted 02.23.2017 | Canada Politics
Gaëlle Groux

The Zika virus has captured the attention of the international community because thousands of babies are being born with underdeveloped brains to women who were infected with Zika during their pregnancy. Should Canadians be worried? For now, WHO says no, because our country doesn't harbour the mosquito types that spread the disease, aedes aegypti and albopictus. But Canadians shouldn't be too complacent about the spread of the virus. Here's why.

New Ebola Case Emerges One Day After Outbreak Declared Over

CP | Clarence Roy-MacAulay, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.15.2017 | Canada

Tests on a 22-year-old woman who died earlier this month in Sierra Leone's north proved positive for the virus.

The Response To Syria's Refugee Crisis Gives Us Hope For 2016

Stephen Cornish | Posted 12.29.2016 | Canada Business
Stephen Cornish

Despite there being no shortage of reasons for despair, we must start this new year with hope. There is no doubt that the situation in Syria is dire. But just as with Ebola, we can mitigate the dreadful human toll if we retain our instincts for empathy, and remain steadfast in our defence of fundamental humanitarian principles.

It's Time To End Canada's Ebola Visa Restrictions

Steven J. Hoffman | Posted 11.04.2016 | Canada Politics
Steven J. Hoffman

Canada panicked. But unlike other countries, we overreacted. Our mantra -- better be safe than sorry -- actually made us less safe and continues to make us sorry. To explain, lawyers like myself have argued from the beginning that Canada's visa restrictions were illegal.

5 Quick-Wins For Trudeau's First Day In Office

Steven J. Hoffman | Posted 11.03.2016 | Canada Politics
Steven J. Hoffman

While it takes time for a new prime minister to translate campaign rhetoric into effective policies, there are at least five quick-wins that Justin Trudeau can achieve on his very first day in office. All five can be implemented in a few minutes through simple orders-in-council at the cabinet table or by instructing new ministers in their mandate letters. Implementing the full range of changes promised in this last election campaign will take a long time, probably many years. Quick-wins will be important for Trudeau to show Canadians that his Liberal government can bring about the breadth and depth of change for which he was given a majority.

Ebola Survivors Asked To Abstain From Sex After Virus Found In Semen

The Huffington Post Canada | Evan Pang | Posted 10.15.2015 | Canada Living

Or alternatively, always use a condom.

How Canada Can Commit to the Health of Our Global Community

Development Unplugged | Posted 10.07.2016 | Canada Politics
Development Unplugged

Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages includes a cross-cutting set of targets on maternal mortality, HIV/AIDS, sexual and reproductive health, and environmental impacts. Health is also integrated as a target across a number of goals, including those related to gender, the environment, poverty and consumption -- implicitly recognizing the inter linkages necessary to health.

We Now Know the Reasons Behind "Fearbola"

Jason Tetro | Posted 08.04.2016 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

It's been less than a year since the dreaded Ebola virus appeared on North American soil. In a matter of a few weeks, the virus went from being someone else's problem to a homeland threat. In the process, media headlines captured the attention of millions and struck fear into most of them. But Fearbola, as it was coined, was completely unnecessary. Last week, a report came out detailing exactly how the public responded to the Ebola crisis in the United States.

5 Facts To Know About Canada's Ebola Vaccine

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.31.2015 | Canada Living

A team of international researchers has reported an Ebola vaccine developed at Canada's National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg works.

Canadian-Led Ebola Vaccine Provides 100% Protection: Study

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 07.31.2015 | Canada Living

An Ebola vaccine provided 100 per cent protection in a field trial in hard-hit Guinea, researchers and officials said Friday, marking "the beginning o...

Canada-Designed Ebola Vaccine Tested As Disease Rates Drop

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.21.2016 | 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 05.22.2016 | 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.